Same Campus, Worlds Apart

“An eighteen-year-old Indian international student who grew up in the United Arab Emirates, Dourado was in her first year at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Ever since she’d arrived at her residence, Dourado hadn’t felt like herself. Her roommates pushed her to drink much, much more than she was used to, taunted her for not attending parties and made fun of her for being a virgin. And she let them. ‘I didn’t have an opinion or any confidence at the time,’ she says. ‘I lost my identity completely. I didn’t know who I was.’”

Carine Abouseif – Maisonneuve – August 2017


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