Diva Girls' Blog Post – November 16th (Brainstorming)
Many of the girls came to the conclusion that they would like to take part in a podcast. After brainstorming a list of ideas, they had picked 4 topics they would want to talk about. These being racism, gentrification, mental health, and feminism.
Because these 4 topics are quite broad, we started talking about how we could incorporate them into the podcast.
The girls brought up issues like the double standards in beauty, an example being how recently, many non-black women get positive attention and even praised for having features that black women naturally have and have faced years of being shamed because of these exact physical attributes. They also talked about privilege and how many people, even minorities don’t realize how much privilege they actually have.
Gentrification and mental health were also something the girls were passionate about. Merriam-Webster defines gentrification as the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste. Gentrification is something that is happening in the community right now and many of the girls feel like it takes away what makes Regent Park unique.
We then talked about the trip to Rogers we would be taking the girls to. This would be a perfect time for them too come up with some questions they could ask either about the media they will be working on later in the program, including the podcast.
Amna Quaid Azam