Priya Iyer

Public Health Professional and Freelance Writer

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Are Ontario schools falling behind when it comes to teaching international languages?

On Saturdays, Ryerson Community School, in the heart of Toronto's Chinatown, transforms into a language school for kids from kindergarten to Grade 8. "We've occupied the whole school," says Mona Eldardiry, the program's coordinator. These children are learning Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese on the weekends because they don't have the option to study them as part of the regular curriculum.

The Faithless Feminist
The Day I Became a Woman - The Faithless Feminist

By Priya Iyer The day I became a woman, biologically speaking, was the day I learned that God hated me. Looking back, I realize that there had been signs, little nuggets here and there. Like the time on a family vacation in India seven-year old me noticed something rather odd.