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“What or who is a bully?” by P.C.A.W. (shared at the Nov. 14th magazine release event)

Definitions: Bully: n (plural bullies) A person, especially a child, who hurts or intimidates others weaker than him or herself. Bullying: n The process of intimidating or mistreating someone weaker or in a more vulnerable situation. Based on this definition, … Continue reading

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Healing Palette art exhibit opening gala: Photo Album

Take a peak at some photos from the opening gala of The Healing Palette, an exhibit of art by individuals with lived experience of mental illness, which took place this past Saturday at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. This year’s … Continue reading

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“A Cry from Within” by Maggie Sue Traynor

The pain within buried so deep It does not dare to surface Tears that flow uncontrollably To remind me of the hidden pain                                                        It chose not to be forgotten Still buried deep within It is a constant reminder of … Continue reading

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“Why” by Rebecca Wolfe

My eyelids flutter open, my vision still blurry from sleep.   I lay alone in a room, cool shell-pink walls wrapped around me. Outside the broad window the glorious July sun is shining, and the white curtains softening the window’s edges … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Magazine – Issue #3 Release and Distribution Details

We are proud and excited to announce that we have published Issue #3 of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine featuring creative writing and visual art by people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or have experienced … Continue reading

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“Gratitude” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 2: Theme)

I must approach life with an attitude of gratitude. After all, I am lucky to still be alive. I can walk and talk about my accident in 1984. Listen up people! Wearing a helmet riding a bicycle is a smart … Continue reading

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“Knight Rider” by H. Kuhn

July can be hot in downtown Toronto. The pavement and concrete seem to radiate heat and, at times, magnify it. The forest of tall buildings along Bay Street, not far from the Eaton Centre, blocks the breezes and, in places, … Continue reading

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“The Parcel” by Rebecca Wolfe

The quilts arrived today in the post Unwrapping, unfolding I gaze tenderly upon mother’s creations I press my eager nose to cloth and inhale deeply The scent of her damp Vancouver Island home The scent of dried lavender from her … Continue reading

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‘Putting a Picture to Poverty’ panel discussion at Landon Public Library

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Middlesex-Elgin Chapter presents a panel discussion at Landon Public Library on November 15th from 6:00-8:30pm to raise awareness about the experience of poverty in our area. Included in their panel will be an … Continue reading

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“The Fear of Being Discovered” by P.C.A.W. (inspired by Glen Allen’s “The Woman I Am”)

“The Woman I Am” by Glen Allen (from The Best Loved Poems of the American People, copyright 1936, Doubleday & Company, Inc., page 615) The woman I am Hides deep in me Beneath the woman I seem to be. She hides … Continue reading

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