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  • This beautiful hand-made doll has been in my collection of treasures for decades. She is stuffed with wood chips and made from scraps of material, mosty synthetic. I found her in a bin at Good Will and paid less than a dollar. To me, she represents a rich history of motherhood, strength and hard work yet received little respect or appreciation. Let us rewrite history; write her back into our celebrated collective memory.

    February is Black History Month in Canada. It is a month to honour the successes and outstanding distinctions of African Canadians, who have contributed to make Canada a better place to live. I dedicate this post to one of my first grade school lunchroom ladies, Mrs.King. She was a warm and loving woman, my favourite adult at Dalewood Elementary school. She made me feel like I belonged and was visible. We all long to find our people, she was one of mine.
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