Growing up in Minnesota, Helen Hoang suffered from crippling social anxiety and struggled to make friends. She found refuge in romance novels, frothy stories that allowed her to experience intense feelings that were clearly spelled out on the page, always with the promise of a happy ending. “It was like I found a pure, undiluted drug,” she said.
Romance, complicated family dynamics and mistake identity are just some of the ingredients of a juicy summer read—and Uzma Jalaluddin has written a book with all that and more.
It can be tough to talk to your children about what's happening in the world. It's a scary and sensitive topic. Editor-in-chief of Today's Parent, Sasha Emmons and Toronto Star columnist, Uzma Jalaluddin share five tips and strategies for broaching these discussions with your kids.
It seems that we're riding yet another wave of the women's movement. The Women's March on Washington in January - which inspired an estimated 5 million demonstrators across seven continents in 82 countries, including 60,000 in Toronto - signalled something is in the air.
Uzma Jalaluddin demonstrates an easy 1920s-inspired hijab style called 'The Turban.' (Melissa Renwick) The first hijab I fell in love with was a large white cotton triangle bordered with three inches of dangling lace fringe. I tied the scarf in the only style that all truly cool hijabis were sporting: a twisty headband rolled on top, with a bandana underneath.