Wake Island is many things - to some, it’s a band. To others, it’s a place. But for Phil Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal, it’s the culmination of the immigrant experience. One that was shaped by culture shock, and capped with a newfound understanding of themselves, and the two places they call home.
Muluba Habanyama kept a lifelong secret from everyone she’s ever met -- she’s HIV positive. As a child, her mother told her not to tell a single soul, or it would ruin everything. Muluba quickly learned to distance herself from the world, and live a life of fear and self-hatred.
Her worth and identity have always been under the microscope, but now Canada's first Indigenous forensic pathologist is facing even more pressure from her own community. Dr. Kona Williams is confronting some of the most sensitive autopsy cases around - the missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Mohammad Al Masalma's country was ripped apart during his time in university. After a revolution erupted in Syria, he joined anti-government protests to fight for his freedom. It led to his arrest and detainment by the Syrian regime. He was thrown in prison, where he was tortured, and nearly killed.
We enter the mind of a student with bipolar disorder. Blake Horsley shares his deepest fears while battling a mental illness during college.