The Artsy Activist

Hi, I’m Addy! I’m an activist, artist, photographer, writer, and storyteller completing my undergrad in Development Studies. I use this blog to share my thoughts, and talk about my travel adventures!

Canada’s New Student Service Grant Has an Equity Problem

In follow up to my post about WE Charity from a few weeks ago, I published this piece in my school’s student paper: The Xaverian Weekly. I thought I would share it here as well. On Thursday, June 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which provides students with up […]

What Happened to Camp Magic? Thoughts on WE Charity from an FTC Alumni

On Thursday, June 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which provides students with up to $5,000 for volunteering in programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the announcement, the grant itself, as well as Trudeau’s decision to hand the multi-million dollar program over to WE Charity, has come into […]

A Trip to Deepest Darkest Peru

Well, not exactly – but could I really pass up the opportunity for an interesting title? Last month, I lived in a peasant community in the Peruvian highlands! The trip was part of my summer job – completing fieldwork with an anthropology professor from my university. For those of you who have been patiently waiting […]

Why #MeToo is EXACTLY what we need

Everyone needs a friend the can write angry letters with at 2AM – and hey, sometimes those letters get published! Check it out: click here!

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