“It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.”—Unknown (via ohteenscanrelate)
Did you know that in Canada, rural dropout rates are twice the national average? And that the graduation rate in First Nation’s reserves in Canada is only 40%? Teach For Canada / Enseigner pour le Canada is an organization that aims to reduce the disparity in education results in Canada. Check out our interview with its co-founder, Kyle Hill! When I interviewed him, I was surprised about the unique challenges that they had to face and what they learned about the communities they served.