Introducing myself and my journal: The Cultural Correspondent
My name is Jackie and I am a young Canadian, born and raised, who has had the good fortune of traveling (and living) around the world and experiencing many enlightening cultural exchanges.
Traveling is one of my greatest passions, and this has allowed me to take away and give back so much to the world that I inhabit...
I graduated in media, technology, and cultural studies and have been pursuing my interests in intercultural communications and human rights research. I am particularly focused on women's and children's issues within Canada and globally.
Aside from the aforementioned, I enjoy interesting conversations and diverse perspectives, cooking, running, writing, dancing, photography, volunteerism, meeting new people, and...fashion (alas, it continues to play a big part in my life!) :)
travel, meeting new people, writing, women's and girls' rights, volunteering, the arts (varying mediums), fashion, photography
Patience! When I want something, I have a tendency toward the "do it now" line of thinking.
My Vision for the Future:
Shelters must advertise because women are no longer breaking down their doors; burquas don’t equate with “prisoner” or mini skirts with “whore”; our daughters don’t know the meaning of a catcall – mutual respect and consideration is second-nature to them.
My Areas of Expertise:
Cross-Cultural Communications and Studies, Women's Rights, Writing/Reporting and Editing, Alternative Media, Marketing