Personal Essay

What most Canadians don't get about 'bad neighbourhoods' like mine

Places like Toronto's St. James Town are best understood from the inside

Rania El Mugammar refuses to see her Toronto neighbourhood, St. James Town, as a prop in someone else’s imagination. Through art and education, she claims the right to tell her own story. (Noor Al Mosawi)

About the Author

Rania El Mugammar

Rania is a Sudanese-Canadian Artist and Equity, Inclusion an Anti Oppression educator/consultant working in Toronto. Her work addresses themes of inclusion, belonging, identity, Blackness, gender and migration.

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