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Yalitza Aparicio: ‘Social class, gender, race, skin color, socio-economic background – these things don’t determine who you can get to become’

His most intimate project to date, Roma marks director Alfonso Cuarón’s eighth directorial outing after 2013’s cutting-edge Gravity. Successfully streaming on Netflix since last December, the neorealist drama is a semi-autobiographical account of Cuarón’s childhood in Mexico City.  Without doubt, Roma’s…Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad: ‘We must support efforts to focus on humanity, and overcome political and cultural divisions’

26-year-old Nadia Murad has been advocating on behalf of the Yazidi community and survivors of genocide ever since she escaped ISIS captivity in 2014. At 19, Murad’s peaceful existence was shattered when Jihadists attacked her village, slaughtering hundreds of people (including 20 members…Continue reading

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The Joy of Meaningful Work

Not everyone has the luxury of doing meaningful work — maybe you have to work two jobs just to make ends meet, for example. I get that. Finding meaning in my work is perhaps the most incredible thing…Continue reading

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BAFTA Winner Fiona Crombie on her Childhood and Design Inspirations

Streaming on digital platforms world-wide, Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite has been enticing audiences since its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, where it picked up the Grand Jury Prize and the Volpi Cup for…Continue reading

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Quick Veg Recipes to Take to the Office

There’s so many diets out there, it’s hard to keep track anymore! Who’s to know what’s the right way to eat? No grains? Low carb? No meat? Mainly meat? It’s all so confusing and conflicting! Nevertheless, the one…Continue reading

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Hayley Elsaesser on Creating Body Positive Silhouettes and Promoting Ethical Manufacturing

Images by Che Rosales / LARAWAN With bold pop culture-inspired prints and body positive silhouettes, it's no surprise the Toronto-based Hayley Elsaesser label has quickly become a favorite amongst the fashion elite. Helmed by the sassy, Hayley Elsaesser,…Continue reading

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The Favourite’s Deborah Davis on her Twenty-something-Year Journey of Bringing Her Eccentric Script to Fruition

Academy Award nominated screenwriter, Deborah Davis, began developing the The Favouriteafter stumbling upon an article detailing Queen Anne’s illicit triangle with Lady Sarah and Abigail Hill. Intrigued, Davis began a historical excursion, uncovering a wealth of original material, including…Continue reading

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Charcoal: Turns Out It’s Useful!

It turns out that activated charcoal can be pretty useful to have around the house. And no, I’m not talking about the briquettes from your BBQ. Activated charcoal is something totally different. Activated Charcoal is a fine black powder that is odorless and tasteless.  Think…Continue reading

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Oscar-nominated Anastasia Masaro on the Art and Craft of Production Design

What can you tell iAWW about your childhood? I was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto in an entirely Italian neighborhood. My father’s parents immigrated to Canada when he was a teenager. He later met my…Continue reading

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Creating Long-lasting Habits

We are reaching the end of July and many of us, while struggling to keep up with our New Year’s resolutions from January, are still looking to make positive changes in our lives. The best way to do…Continue reading

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