Posts By: Anabelle Budd

The hidden cost of avocados

Green gold bleeds red Avocado (aguacate) is increasingly referred to as oro verde — “green gold.” When I left Mexico City in 2011, you could buy a kilo of the allihgator pear at a wholesale market for about 30 pesos (approximately $2 CDN). In 2017, just six years later, the price had doubled to over 60 pesos… Read more »

Victoria stands in solidarity with its neighbours at March for Our Lives

On March 24, high school students in the United States led hundreds of thousands of people across the country in marches and rallies to protest gun violence following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. These demonstrations extended beyond national borders when students from Esquimalt High School’s Youth Political Commons… Read more »

A Conversation with A Tribe Called Red at VIPIRG conference

VIPIRG’s 3rd annual conference “Cracks in the Concrete” sells out The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) hosted their third annual conference on March 16–18. Titled New Reflections, Ongoing Conversations, the conference culminated in an evening panel discussion with Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red on Saturday. Friday and Saturday afternoon saw four… Read more »

Why Victoria marches

Violence towards Indigenous people in Canada is not only historical On Feb. 17, I participated in Victoria’s Stolen Sisters Memorial March, standing behind the Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit drummers and singers who were leading the community. We walked to remember and honour Indigenous women, girls, and 2spirit people who have gone missing and been… Read more »

Finding joy through breath at the Victoria Yoga Conference

It would have required considerable effort for me to be crabby last Saturday and Sunday morning, despite the early rise and lack of caffeine. And if you, like me, were at the Victoria Yoga Conference, that feeling likely resonates with you. The sixth annual Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) promised a “weekend of inspiration, motivation, and… Read more »

The predictable backlash to #MeToo

The #MeToo movement is making strides at upping the ante on a societal level when it comes to taking cases of sexual assault more seriously. The process and sentencing of Larry Nassar —  former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports clinic doctor accused by 265 young women and girls of sexual abuse and sentenced to 40… Read more »