Lakeesha Coates on Friendship

While waiting for the train to Windsor, Ont., at the Via Rail station, Lakeesha Coates, 27, shares her story about the toughest moments of friendship. She talks about why the bond with her best friend of three years is unbreakable, even after a major fallout over a boyfriend. Coates opens up about the challenges she has with watching someone she loves, continually making the same mistakes.



Hana Ahmed on Motherhood and Education

For Hana Ahmed,  juggling graduate school and parenting has been both challenging and rewarding. She is currently completing her Masters at Western University. Her research involves indigenous struggles in Bangladesh. Hana has recently been accepted into the  PhD program and she is excited to continue her education with determination and finesse.