Articles by: Melissa Oro

Co-founder Aisha Addo enthusiastically takes a selfie with the crowd. Photo by Melissa Oro

Giving power to girls

For Jessica Bentu, a fourth-year social work student at Ryerson, the Power to Girls Foundation created a space she didn’t have when she was in elementary school. Power to Girls offers mentorship and leadership programs for young girls across the GTA and in Ghana. Recently, the foundation held their annual Power of a Girl conference at the Toronto Catholic District […]

by Melissa Oro· · Arts & Life
Photo by Prescylla Veronique.

Brown Girl Begins is the sci-fi film Canada needs right now

In an age where a massive box-office hit like Black Panther is celebrating black culture on the big screen, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for Brown Girl Begins to air a special screening at the Yonge-Dundas Cineplex theatre.         “Right now, people — and when I say people, I mean the mainstream media — are open to exploring […]

by Melissa Oro· · Arts & Life
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