Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love in Leslieville

Leslieville is a lovely part of Toronto, along Queen Street East. These pictures were taken on Valentine's Day which is why you'll see a little "heart DIY" on my nails further down.

Today is a busy one guys. I have a few things going on during the day, and tonight I'm presenting a workshop for young adults who are interested in broadcasting/journalism/story telling. So I'm going to speak to them about my career in journalism, the type of things I've worked on, the challenges, the joys. Hopefully answer some questions, hopefully offer useful advice.

I'm taking three pieces of audio to share with them and to spark conversation:
1. Finding Pakistan: a short documentary I produced in 2008 about returning to Pakistan, the country of my birth, after being away for almost 20 years. For years I was chasing stories about Pakistan here in Toronto, and almost all of them bad - terrorism, violence, corruption, assassinations, Islamism - I wanted to see Pakistan for myself.

2. Dark India: Another short news documentary about a major issue in India - the desire to have light skin. Skin lightening creams and "procedures" are big business in South Asia. So this doc features different women, those who want fair skin, and those are fighting to get this antiquated and hurtful cultural belief out of practice. You can read about it here:

3. And then (if there's time and if the group can handle it) I want to play an excerpt from Escape from Czechoslovakia. This was one of 10 escape documentaries that Mark and I produced together for the show we created: Promised Land. You can see more about the show, something I'm so proud and happy that we got to create, here: Promised Land.

Wish me luck guys, I love talking to people about this stuff, and hopefully helping them as they go after their own dreams and interests...but I always get nervous before I have to speak to them.

~ Photos by Chris ~
Outfit Details:
Silk Printed Blouse thrifted at Double Take
Faux Fur Vest from Marshall's in New York City
Zara Red Pants
Hush Puppies Boots
Earrings were gifts from Sana and David


  1. Love this look!! The furry very looks great with those wide leg trousers! Good luck with your day,i'm sure do a great job :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  2. I'm obsessed with your nails...adorable!

  3. Love the red nails! So cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. Good Luck! Your work sounds so interesting and gratifying!

    ♡ from ©

  5. Good luck speaking at your workshop! Loving the fur and the nails Natasha.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  6. love ur earrings... very pretty

  7. Hey Natasha! You were the winner of my MEZI JEWELLERY giveaway. I have just sent you an email. Congrats!!


  8. love that vest and your awesome lip color!! xoxo linds of

  9. Great shoot! I love the backdrop. Check out our site some time

    Ben Ferguson


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