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Don’t Give Up The Fight!

Some of us grow up thinking we have to fight our way through life. Constantly running on the edge, breaking our fall, gripping on to what we think we need. One day, we come to realize that we don't have to fight anymore. We can...

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BHD on BBC Radio BBC World Have Your Say

I had so many thoughts around the Oscars 2016 and #OscarsSoWhite. So much so I tweeted all night long. (Sorry if you were following me and I would not stop.) I believe that we are given these platforms to speak out and have a voice...

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When did you first fall in love with Hip-Hop? #HPOMW

I keep on falling in love with Hip-Hop. Every time I meet someone who shares a deep affection for Hip-Hop, we exchange a song lyric, a dance, or a memory, and I fall in love all over again. So many of the friendships that I...

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7 Things You Need to Know About the Flint Water Crisis

In the mid 1900s, the city of Flint, Michigan prospered at as an industrial city. Job creation was fueled by the opening of many automotive plants. In the 1980s, many of these plants closed their doors. Jobs were lost leading to an outflux of the...

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5 Things You Should Know About Mental Health

In support of the sixth annual Bell Let’s Talk day on January 27th,  we felt it was important to discuss mental health on BHD and also highlight 5 myths on mental illness to reduce and dispel the stigma.  If you haven't heard yet, Bell Let’s...

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Listen To The BHD Playlist Vol. 1

 When I can't sleep, I resort to my playlists on Spotify or Apple Music and drown myself in the music playing in my headphones. In the early years of BHD we created playlists and I enjoyed every minute of sharing my love of music and...

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Welcome 2016!

In 2015 I've learned that nothing matters unless you have the courage to say or do something about it. I've learned that sometimes all you should hold on to is you. You won't always get the outcome you desire and that shouldn't change you. You...

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Saving For My Future Learned The Hard Way

It’s no secret that life is full of unpredictable highs and unexpected lows. Somehow it seems the older I get the more I am reminded that through it all, the constant is change and the only certain way to embrace it is to have a...

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Woman of the Week Mariève Inoue

  Name… Mariève Inoue.   Passion… Music, writing, travel, cats, capturing beauty, and technology. The order depends on the day.   9 to 5… Freelance lifestyle journalist, copywriter and translator at my company, MINOUE media. So not a true “9 to 5” in the traditional sense.   Shameless plug… My copywriting / translation...