DISHONOURED: My cover story & final assignment at Journalism School

From April to November of 2012, my final months of studying journalism at Ryerson University, I was working on this story for the Ryerson Review of Journalism, a magazine circulated across Canada that tackles critical issues in national journalism. Last … Continue reading

Why Vintage Stores Owe Their Success to Fashion Bloggers – Read My Feature In GlassBook !

Last year I spent a lot of time at Kensington Market in Toronto, while admiring the vintage jumpsuits  writing a feature for a journalism class, and today, it was published online on; a new Toronto-based initiative designed to showcase … Continue reading

Le Grana at Toronto’s Spring 2011 Clothing Show

For the Toronto readers- The Spring 2011 Clothing show is being held at Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place in two weeks! More than 300 local designers will show their clothing and jewellery at their own booths, and some will be lucky enough to have their designs displayed in the runway shows.


Dubai-born fashion designer Grana Khan studied fashion at Ryerson University, and has since launched her own line- Le Grana Clothing. From May 27th-29th, her clothes will be selling at the Spring 2011 Clothing Show, and making appearances on the runway! The collection has some beautiful jumpsuits, embellished skirts, and edgy fringed dresses! Continue reading

Social media sites aid in identification of West African woman in Toronto

Fatoumata Diallo, 61, Toronto Star

Around noon on Friday, a disoriented woman walked into the Bala Avenue Community School in North York, Toronto. She had no identification, and was unable to speak English. Toronto Police Service issued a news release, and The Toronto Star published an article online with a photograph of the woman, urging readers to contact police if they recognized her. In efforts to assist with the investigation, many readers posted links to the article on Facebook and Twitter. The woman, who only spoke Fulah, a West African tongue, was estimated to be 70 years old.

Around midnight on Friday, police issued a second news release identifying the woman as 61-year old Fatoumata Diallo. They announced that she had been reunited with her family, and thanked the public for their help in identifying her.

In this new era of Web 2.0, police are able to utilize social media sites not only to help catch murderers and find criminals, but also to find missing people and connect them with their loved ones.

Sources: Toronto Star, Toronto Police Service