Resilience in Adversity

08/16/2021 The Social Eyes 0

Sickness, accidents, mourning: all part of life. How can we confront the storm and learn to live again when these challenges shake our daily life? One young Quebecker, Juliette Décarie, tells her story of fighting against the odds. An inspiring message that may help you […] See more

Literature: A Trip to Manikanetish (Part II)

08/13/2018 The Social Eyes 0

For three years, Naomi Fontaine taught French at the high school in Uashat, an Innu reserve very close to Sept-Îles. Her classes abounded with brilliant, captivating teenagers. They were inspiring models of resilience. By Alexandra Duchaine “My students faced seemingly insurmountable odds, difficulties which adults […] See more

Sex Ed: Are We Missing Out? (Part I)

05/25/2018 The Social Eyes 0

Since 2001, sex ed has not been a compulsory subject in our schools. Young Quebecers get their information on this topic in different ways. Some attend conferences; others speak with their parents or surf the web to get answers to their questions. By Mélina Soucy […] See more

How Rimbaud Saved my Life (Part I)

02/16/2018 The Social Eyes 0

For those who couldn’t be there, here is part of the text of a speech I made on September 1st, 2017, during a giant Kiss-In, part of the Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec (Rainbow Québec festival) in front of the Palais Montcalm concert hall, Place d’Youville […] See more