“All over the world, in my experience, young people, no matter how young, say things of great wisdom. They say ‘it’s not fair’ and ‘you’re not the boss of me’ — that is the basis of all social justice movements.”
Michelle Poler, the founder of the “Hello Fears” movement and creator of “100 Days Without Fear,” spoke to a packed student assembly about facing her fears, and later, to guests at the Branksome Hall Parents’ Association annual luncheon.
Branksome alumna Sarah LEVY'04 delivered a heartfelt speech about her years at Branksome Hall and her successful performing arts career after graduation. Ms Levy is currently starring as Twyla Sands on the award-winning CBC sitcom Schitt's Creek, alongside her father, Eugene Levy, and Catherine O'Hara.
Branksome readers had a special treat when award-winning Canadian novelist Heather O’Neill answered their questions about the writing life during her presentation in the PAC. O’Neill’s first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals won the 2007 Canada Reads and the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.