So, I’m officially done with my undergrad.

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Random tree I found on one of my sanity walks

It took me 4.5 years.

9 semesters.

20 credits.

And multiple panic attacks and nervous breakdowns.

Ask me again in another 4.5 years if it was worth it.

All jokes aside, I found this experience very enriching. I think I am so privileged to have gone to UofT. I am so privileged to have been a domestic student at a world-renowned publicly funded research institute. I am so privileged that they built a satellite campus 5 minutes away from my home.

I went to school for everything and nothing at all. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with…


Kanye Makes a Call to Spirituality

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On Friday, October 25th 2019 at 12:00 PM EST we were graced with Kanye West’s 9th studio album, Jesus Is King. The album follows the 2018 release of ‘Ye’ and ‘Kids See Ghosts’.

Jesus Is King breaks away from the trend of West using his projects as a means of communicating greater context as to what his social media antics mean. It finds itself on the tail end of loud Trump support, a Drake beef that seemed to involve a lot of misunderstandings and Kanye coming out about his battles with bipolar disorder.


So … My Dad Died

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It was a year ago.

I don’t remember how I found out, I don’t remember who told me, where I was or anything leading up to it.

I remember sitting down next to my mom on a hot summer afternoon and watching her cry for reasons I still try to pretend I can’t relate to. I remember finding out he was murdered and fearing for my own life. I know I still do.

I remember that it served as the introduction to many new relatives. …


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Jamaica and the Philippines are two nations located on opposite sides of the world’s globe, but each nation’s diaspora has led to mass migration to Canada. The push and pull factors that lead to migration are complex in nature and the origins of the mass migration of these peoples from their home countries differ but find substantial overlap in regards to the channels used for migration. Both groups rely heavily on global care chains and a domestic labour shortage in the Global North in conjunction with deep neocolonial ties to Global North nations, but they differ in how these paths…


Make America Great Again … Again?

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In the news we’ve seen a lot of people wearing Make America Great Again hats getting their hats taken from them, spat on or just flat out being told that they’re bad people for it. Kanye West has proudly stated that he’ll start performing with his MAGA hat on and is proud of it.

I completely understand why you would be upset seeing a MAGA hat on top of someone’s head — “Make America Great Again” is a slogan that is currently synonymous with the Donald J. Trump, the 45th and current President of the United States, business man, ex-reality…


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I literally took this picture while all of this was running through my head

During Christmas this year I had a revelation that scared me — Christmas may possibly be the worst of all the holidays when it comes to its negative impact on the environment.

The most obvious impact of Christmas is the planned obsolescence of some products, the constant need to buy a new shiny toy. Replacing your phone every year, buying a new computer, your external hard drive breaking down; we’re really in a constant cycle of having to buy new shit all the time. …


Life Kicked the Shit Out of Me (Again)

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I said I would write for 100 days and I didn’t.

This isn’t a tell-all about everything that happened to cause me to stop writing, but I have a big mouth, so it’ll obviously be a tell-some.

I tried to write for 100 days and I realized that I’m actually good at writing. Not school good, not look this guy has a blog good, I fucking excel at writing. I excel at speaking, I excelled at podcasting, I excel at storytelling, I excel at conveying and understanding emotion, I excel at solving creative problems. …


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Unrelated, but hopefully calming picture to calm down anyone who I offended

*SPOILER* This title is a massive clickbait, if you thought that this was the moment I attempt to answer all the questions you ever had about this, you were mislead. I’m just going to show you why you shouldn’t read charts wrong.

So, I keep getting sent this tweet.


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I’m asking a serious question, I’m trying to start a dialogue on this. I know nobody wants to talk about this.

Today, the young man in the photo above was murdered in a drive-by shooting. He has been convicted for multiple violent crimes and has been accused of torturing and kidnapping his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He comes from a broken home, he was raised around violence, he is a textbook problem child. He was an artist that preached about depression and suicidal ideation, his fans believe that he created beautiful music. …


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I think I was 15.

I think, I can’t really tell when I had my first panic attack because for so long I didn’t think anything was off about it. I thought this was a normal thing, I thought I was just upset or riled up in the moment.

I didn’t start to realize what was going on until I was 20, stuck in a rut and I was having a panic attack a week. I couldn’t acknowledge what was going on until I was at my worst.

I’m kneeling at my bed, praying with my mother. At that point…

Kyle Osborne

UX Researcher/Data Guy/Music Lover Alumni @UofT I want to change the world http://kyleosborne.ca

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