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Articles By Tasha Nathan

Tasha Nathan

Tasha Nathan

Born in the Middle East and having come to Canada when she was 7, Tasha spent most of her life growing up in Scarborough. She completed her BA in Sociology from York University and did her Diploma in Assaulted Women and Children's Counselling.. She is an avid reader, with interests ranging from various genre of fiction to politics. Along with being an avid reader,she is also an artist and an author, having published her first children's book just this year. Her focus lies more within women's empowerment and gender equity, particularly within the Tamil Community.

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    Kissasters: The Lament of Women Everywhere

    The cool breeze gently caresses your smiling faces as you walk hand in hand. You listen intently to his every word and smile as you stroll down the dimly lit street. This was an amazing evening and you don’t want it to end. He was charming, funny, intelligent and there were no awkward silences. You felt a good connection.

    Author:   |  Published: November 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

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    Breaking Free from the Shackles: My Month at an Ashram in India

    It was 2 AM when I got off the phone with a friend. I had called him, distraught and hurting and needing someone to listen. I don’t know why I had said yes to his suggestion. But the moment I did, I felt a sense of peace wash over me. I knew in my heart that I was making the right decision.

    Author:   |  Published: October 17, 2013  |  4 Comments

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    She Cried Rape

    During the Slut Walk protests in Toronto last summer, I had a conversation with my parents about why I was taking part. Having had a few friends experience rape, I felt that it was my duty as a woman to not only to show my support, but also to act in solidarity with all women to demonstrate that rape is not the fault of the victim.

    Author:   |  Published: April 24, 2013  |  8 Comments

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    Dear Straight Up! My Parents Don’t Approve of My Interracial Relationship

    Dear Straight Up! I’ve been in a relationship with my boyfriend for six months now. I met him while I was overseas and we were good friends for a few months prior to when we started dating. I'm back home now and we are continuing our relationship long distance. We fell in love very fast and we both feel we are ready to commit. The problem is my parents.

    Author:   |  Published: March 6, 2013  |  12 Comments

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    They say “Not Interested.” You say “Awesome!”

    You go to a social event and someone catches your eye. You muster up the courage to approach them. Your stomach is doing backflips and at one point you wonder if you might even throw up. Your heart races as you think of what to say to break the ice and win them over.

    Author:   |  Published: February 20, 2013  |  3 Comments

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    Celebrating the Love of Being Single

    It’s Valentine’s Day and you’re single. Yeah I know, sucks to be you. Trying to forget this holiday exists can prove to be a difficult task. Everywhere you go, you’re attacked by a plethora of pink and red hearts, heart-boxed chocolates, V-Day decor etc.

    Author:   |  Published: February 13, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts

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    My Experience with Speed Dating

    I stood in front of the mirror staring at myself, wondering if I looked good enough. My stomach felt like it was producing little circles of anxiety. Thoughts ran through my head about the night ahead. I was nervous yet excited.

    Author:   |  Published: February 1, 2013  |  Comments Off

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    You Met Where?! Overcoming Your Reservations About Non-Traditional Dating

    You come home from a long day of work to be greeted by the loneliness of a silent house. You just want to unwind, meet up with some friends and have some fun. But as much as the idea appeals to you, you let out a groan as you remember all the work you still have yet to finish. You let out a sigh and think that maybe it’s possible to go out just for an hour before you tackle getting all that work done.

    Author:   |  Published: January 17, 2013  |  3 Comments

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    Dear Straight Up! I Cheated on My Girlfriend

    Dear Straight Up! I’ve been dating my boyfriend for about 8 months now and although he was really great in the beginning, I’m starting to see a change in him. He is starting to boss me around more and is always asking me where I’m going. Whenever we go out partying, he wants to make sure that I’m not wearing anything too revealing. All of this is really making me mad.

    Author:   |  Published: January 3, 2013  |  Leave your thoughts