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'I didn't want to be ridiculed': The emotional toll of microaggressions at work

Karlyn Percil-Mercieca says experiencing racial microaggressions at work in Toronto's financial district impacted her mental health.

David Treuer says Indigenous people are not 'perpetual sufferers stuffed into reserves'

The award-winning Ojibwe author and academic uses his writing to challenge racist stereotypes that don’t square with his reality.

'I didn't want to be ridiculed': The emotional toll of microaggressions at work

Karlyn Percil-Mercieca says experiencing racial microaggressions at work in Toronto's financial district impacted her mental health.

'I didn't want to be ridiculed': The emotional toll of microaggressions at work

Karlyn Percil-Mercieca says experiencing racial microaggressions at work in Toronto's financial district impacted her mental health.
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David Treuer says Indigenous people are not 'perpetual sufferers stuffed into reserves'

The award-winning Ojibwe author and academic uses his writing to challenge racist stereotypes that don’t square with his reality.
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If Truth Be Told

From so-called 'fake news' to reports of gaslighting by survivors of abuse, we're wrestling with the nature of truth on political and cultural levels everyday. This week, Piya speaks with people whose personal truths have been questioned, dismissed, distorted, and even denied, to find out how they fought back and held on to their reality.

Piper Weiss felt understood by her tennis coach, until he was unmasked as a child predator

Weiss was a teenager when she, along with everyone else in her Upper East Side community, fell victim to the charms of Gary Wilensky, her tennis coach who would soon turn out to be a child predator.

How a psychiatry professor accidentally discovered he was a psychopath

No one told James Fallon he was a psychopath. He discovered it by accident. Now, he's determined to overcome his worst instincts.

When my second child was born, I started to feel like a fraud

When Lisa Bryn Rundle's partner became pregnant, she began to feel like an impostor. In a personal essay, she talks about the internal struggle of being the mom of a child she didn't birth herself.
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When my second child was born, I started to feel like a fraud

When Lisa Bryn Rundle's partner became pregnant, she began to feel like an impostor. In a personal essay, she talks about the internal struggle of being the mom of a child she didn't birth herself.

Even Canada's top law students can feel they aren't good enough

Nick Papageorge opens up about impostor syndrome as he prepares for the bar exam

'If you think about who is feeling like an impostor, it's people not in the privileged class'

Dena Simmons says “it is the easy way out” to think of impostor syndrome as something that just happens at the individual level. She wants us to ask how certain environments make racialized people feel like impostors.

How a psychiatry professor accidentally discovered he was a psychopath

James Fallon is determined to overcome his worst instincts.

'Confronting the truth about yourself is really hard': Rediscovering a complicated youth through adult eyes

Piper Weiss was a teenager when she along with everyone else in her Upper East Side community fell victim to the charms of Gary Wilensky, her tennis coach who would soon turn out to be a child predator.
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Impostors

No matter how confident you are in your own skin or how experienced you are at what you do, both in work and in life, many of us have times when we feel like we're faking it. This week, Piya asks: How do you deal with feeling like an impostor?
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Doing Justice

As Canadians have been debating what a fair and just punishment should look like for the driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash, one perspective has been absent: the guilty. This week, Piya speaks with those inside and outside prison to hear how they think their punishment has served them, for better and for worse.

Dreaming of a job doing absolutely nothing? It's not what it's cracked up to be

When Ted Geltner discovered his new job required him to do literally nothing every day, he was ecstatic. But the feeling didn't last.

Dreaming of a job doing absolutely nothing? It's not what it's cracked up to be

Ted Geltner thought he hit jackpot when he landed a stress-free job as a magazine editor.
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Inside Job

For people who've been laid off, have unfulfilling jobs, and take part in the gig economy, explaining what they do for a living can be complicated. This week, Piya explores how the nature of the work you do can disrupt your sense of who you are.

Dreaming of a job doing absolutely nothing? It's not what it's cracked up to be

Ted Geltner thought he hit jackpot when he landed a stress-free job as a magazine editor.

A doctor's quest to understand why so many physicians die by suicide

As Dr. Pamela Wible sat in the second row of a funeral for a fellow physician who took their own life, she began counting. "These were awesome docs – top of their field, top of the game – and suddenly dead."

A doctor's quest to understand why so many physicians die by suicide

Pamela Wible has collected more than 1,200 stories of fellow doctors who’ve taken their own lives.

Tackling environmental despair with a makeshift booth and a sympathetic ear

Kate Schapira sets up a climate anxiety counselling booth as a way to battle feelings of isolation.

A doctor's quest to understand why so many physicians die by suicide

Pamela Wible has collected more than 1,200 stories of fellow doctors who’ve taken their own lives.

Tackling environmental despair with a makeshift booth and a sympathetic ear

Kate Schapira sets up a climate anxiety counselling booth as a way to battle feelings of isolation.