Guest Post: Anime and mindfulness

Guest Post: Anime and mindfulness

By Carly Sayers Anime is fun to draw and easy to follow, and it’s also very calming to draw. Drawing and colouring manga and anime is soothing and lots of fun. I draw to pass time and days. I would recommend drawing easy anime and working your way up and...
Our very good week in Dease Lake

Our very good week in Dease Lake

Last week, BYTE took a trip to Dease Lake to facilitate our MOVE! program with a group of young women from the high school. This is the first time we’ve travelled to Dease Lake and it is the farthest south we have ever worked. We loved our time there. We were so...
Raising a Generation Without Violence Against Women

Raising a Generation Without Violence Against Women

The 12 Days to End Violence Campaign is put on annually by the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiELLES from November 25th to December 6th. Each year the campaign tackles the issue of violence against women through events and raising awareness about...
Guest Post: Why I believe in youth

Guest Post: Why I believe in youth

By Carly Sayers Youth are going through changes and phases, and we need to try and understand how they feel, their needs and feelings. They have voices that need to be heard, and are looking up to us to lead them into a better, happier future. The youth have a choice...
What’s going on at Standing Rock??

What’s going on at Standing Rock??

Unless you’ve been hiding under a (Standing) Rock for the past few months, you will no doubt have heard about the protests happening south of the border by now. If not, here’s a recap – Dakota Access construction workers, private security, and local...
The case for a climbing gym

The case for a climbing gym

Ok, so I love climbing. I spent about half my childhood either in a tree or on top of a tall rock near my house. As an adult, I was lucky enough to stumble across the sport of rock climbing. I learned to climb a few years ago when a friend talked me into taking and...
Why the youth vote matters

Why the youth vote matters

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform when they visited Whitehorse. The Committee wanted to hear about youth and their thoughts on our electoral system. Now, I haven’t spent any time surveying Yukon youth about...
Reclaiming the word “savage”

Reclaiming the word “savage”

As a proud Dene – I’d be down to reclaim the term “savage.” Reclaiming or reappropriating a word involves taking a derogatory term that is historically and/or presently used to oppress a community, and reclaiming it to acquire positive meaning, and thus give...
Welcome to the BYTE blog!

Welcome to the BYTE blog!

Hey BYTE fam, welcome! This blog has been a long time coming; we wanted to create a space for folks to share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of youth-relevant topics, including but not limited to: social issues, social justice, sports, music, art, politics,...