Habiba Abudu

Writer and Photographer

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How to be an Advocate for Women's Mental Health

The first year of the student-led Women's Mental Health Talks (WMHT) had an overwhelming amount of success at York University. The success indicates the need for open-spaces for women to share their thoughts, struggles and feelings. Shalyn Isaacs (third year Psychology student), the founder of WMHT had her own struggles with self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

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Annual Report 2017

Annual Report for seniors' nonprofit St. Matthew's

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Why Being Authentic Is Important for Your Career - Thrive Global

Veterinarian Dr. Aziza Glass gives tips to aspiring professionals with big dreams. As an African American, Dr. Glass was not deterred in fulfilling her life long dream of working with animals. A graduate of Cornell's Veterinary School of Medicine, Dr. Aziza Glass is inspiring thousands with her booming career as a veterinarian.

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Former Army Servicewoman Shares How She Tackled Life's Challenges

Former Army servicewoman, Erika Navarrete is candid about the various hardships that she experienced in her life. Last year, when her mother left without a goodbye, Navarrete was forced to manage full - time work and studies while raising her son as a single mom.

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This African American Couple is Working on the First Rocket Ship to go to Mars

Despite being married in July, Myron and Tiera Fletcher are not slowing down with their ambitions to change the world. Tiera holds a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Additionally, Myron holds a double degree in Aerospace Engineering and Physics from Tuskegee University as well as a Masters in Engineering Management from Duke University.

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Behind the Fade : Alvin Lam

"Similar to conceptual art, cutting hair is expressive in nature, it features historical and cultural traits, and it can be interpreted differently by others." Alvin Lam is a barber at HA : When did you start cutting hair ? When did you notice that you had a "knack" for cutting hair ?

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How To Bake The Most Fabulous Cake

Amanda Foong of HA : Growing up, did you watch the Food Network HA : Who are your culinary inspirations ? ? HA : You started in Forensics Psychology and ended up in the cake industry. Did you eventually receive formal training ?

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Embrace Your Body's Curves N' Quirks : Courtney Quinn

Courtney Quinn has over 240, 000 followers on various social media platforms. After graduating from HA : Where does your love for bright colours and eclectic patterns come from? Why is your dog's name Waffles? Arizona State University HA : Do you recall a negative experience regarding your personality?

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How To Make Your Single Years Some Of The Best Years Of Your Life

An interview with Social Media Influencer Sopha Rush. Sopha Rush is a hustler and g0-getter. Rush acquired over $ 90,000 dollars in scholarships/grants and was the first in her family to receive a college degree. Rush is currently inspiring thousands of women with her Habiba Abudu (HA) : You often discuss your prolonged singleness in order to marry the person God has for you.

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Suzanne "Suzie Sunshine" Brown HA : What is the meaning behind the name "Suzie Sunshine" ? from Oakville, Ontario has been a children's performer for over 30 years. Brown has extensive training in different musical styles such as broadway, pop, deep blue and many more.

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3 Ways That Being Unforgiving Affects Your Life

Struggling with forgiving someone who just went too far? You may be causing yourself more harm than good. Read about these 3 ways to see how being unforgiving affects you mentally and physically. I think it's fair to say that we all have someone that we may be holding some bitterness towards.

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7 Ways To Immediately Start Feeling Confident! Here's How

1. Eat Healthy Maintain a regular fitness schedule/diet in order to develop self - confidence. It's proven that , that will make you happier. Eating healthier and drinking water, will create a clear mind. Having a balanced diet can also cure medium depression.

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5 Proven Strategies For Workplace Wellness - The Pavlovic Today

Would you like to work for a company that celebrates workplace wellness? Winners of the inaugural Employee Recommended Workplace Award share their tips for workplace wellness. 1. Be open to new ideas Alastair Macdonald, senior vice-president, human resources, Nestlé Canada Inc., Toronto says that"Not too long ago an employee introduced a meditation program that is now run on Skype for employees working offsite to join".

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6 Secrets For Creating Meaningful Relationships This Summer

Do you want to create better relationships? These 6 steps will help you create and maintain meaningful relationships this summer. 1. Be Friendly To initiate friendships, present yourself as open. Smile and kindly introduce yourself to new people. Practice a mini introduction and a couple of ice - breakers beforehand to remove nervousness.

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5 Ways To Make Your Life A Meaningful One

1. Take Risks Now is the time to work on your passion project. Don't live your life building other people's dreams. In an article for The Guardian , Bronnie Ware, palliative nurse and author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying shared the number one regret of the dying.

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4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Rocky Balboa

I share four "nuggets" of wisdom that the Rocky series has taught me. Refer to these when you're going through a difficult period in your life. 1. You will Experience Difficulties in Life Rocky Balboa encountered various hardships in the film series. This includes losing his best - friend and wife to death.

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The Healing Power Of Cooking With Lifestyle Blogger and Cook Kezia Eniang

In an interview for The Pavlovic Today, British lifestyle and cooking blogger Kezia Eniang discusses the healing power of cooking and offers advice for all of you who are seeking a creative inspiration to start cooking now. British lifestyle and cooking blogger Kezia Eniang is known for her Youtube Channel Kezia Eniang and blog: Kezia's Kookbook .

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7 Money Management Habits That You Should Start Right Now

At university, I received a multitude of scholarships and bursaries. I also had a steady, part-time job and other sources of income. I was definitely blessed. However, at the same time, I did not establish proper money management habits. After university, I was thrust into a world of limited cash.

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4 Awesome Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Are you feeling burnt out, overworked or sluggish? In a fast-paced world, these 4 tips will help you be equipped to take care of yourself and tackle life's daily tasks. 1. Exercise and Diet Who else wants to feel like Wonder Woman? Not only has working-out developed my confidence, it has also helped with mild depression.

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Daugthers of Diaspora : Ojo Agi

Interview with visual artist Ojo Agi for Docs N' Dots. She is a part of the Women in Technology series (capitalizing on her success on Tumblr in order to make a career). Article was published in The Downsview Advocate.

Black in Toronto : Francis Atta

FA : Racism is subtle these days. People do a good job of not showing it. We all experience it. Whether it is on the Toronto Transit Commission ( TTC ) when the driver clears the fare machine to make sure you put in the exact change, or when a police officer stops you randomly in order to interrogate you, or when somebody moves away from you because you are black.

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Shooting Duality : Shirley Yu

Interview with NYC digital photographer Shirley Yu for Docs N' Dots. She is a part of the Women in Technology series and discusses mixing technology with creativity.

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