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Catch da Flava Radio - Relationship Expert Roza Nozari

For our February 13th, 2018 edition of Catch da Flava Youth Radio, we talked with relationship expert Roza Nozari about her experience in relationships and some advice she for youth delving into the issues of relationships. Host Beverly talked to Roza about what makes a good relationship and what makes an unhealthy relationship and some of the signs for what both types of relationships look like. Roza shares that healthy relationships often make people feel joyful, inspired and full of themselves while an unhealthy relationship will make us feel tired, not ourselves and not happy. Roza talks about her own experience in relationships sharing that we all go through good and bad relationships, letting us know that relationships are somewhere we can learn from and not to feel too bad if we have to experience a negative relationship. For our other portion of our interview with Roza, we talked more about LGBT+ relationships and how to navigate them in strict cultural settings. For …

Divas Girls Group - Sessions 17 - Our Home on Native Land...Canadian History & Colonization - Part 2

The Diva Girls Group
Session 17: Our Home on Native Land...Canadian History & Colonization: Part 2
January 19th, 2018
The session started off with a circle rock activity asking the Divas a question: “If you were Prime Minister for a day, what law would you make?” The Divas were only allowed to make one law! Many of the Divas had inspirational answers and other ones were just fun and silly. One Diva said “If I were Prime Minister for a day, I would give all homeless people shelter”. Another Diva said “If I were Prime Minister for a day, I would buy so many shoes”. This circle rock activity let the Divas view what was important to each of them.

Next, there was a special guest poet who came to perform named Alicia. After her performance, Alicia spoke about land acknowledgement with the Divas. Alicia identified as Native and spoke about her culture and all of the hardships her people have faced throughout history.

The Divas then had a 15 minute break with healthy snacks a…

Catch da Flava Radio - Sexual Health and Youth

For the February 6th, 2018 edition of Catch da Flava Youth Radio, we had host Diamond Bailey sit down and chat with sexual health promoter Richard Texeira to discuss issues of sexual health and how it relates to youth. Their upcoming workshop on Thursday targets educating service providers who deal with youth with little social attachments, such as low school attendance and vulnerable to homelessness. They support LGBT+ Youth to be trainers, speakers and advocates in these workshops to empower them in their sexuality. They are a collaborative event, such as having Eva’s Satellite organization which is a substance use reduction organization for youth. Some topics that will be covered include consent, relationships, and pleasure with an emphasis on consent and how to understand what is consent. Richard goes on to define consent as free of coercion, “enthusiastic, completely freely given” from someone who is sober. When discussing advice on what youth should consider if they are…