Jessica Mapila

Woman. Black. Queer. Unapologetic.

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It’s Time For A Patent Reprieve For COVID-19 Vaccines

The world desperately needs more COVID-19 vaccines. I was disappointed to hear that Canada is among some of the high-income countries blocking a patent-waiver proposal which would boost vaccine production and minimize COVID vaccine inequality. Around 100 countries, led by India and South Africa, are asking World Trade Organization members to approve lifting COVID-19 relatedContinue reading “It’s Time For A Patent Reprieve For COVID-19 Vaccines”

Is Being An Ally Enough?

This is a debate I have often with others and far too often with myself. I am currently in bed, post wisdom teeth removal, loopy from pain meds and ready to be honest. Lately I have been more vocal about my experience growing up Black and the discrimination I continue to face because of it.Continue reading “Is Being An Ally Enough?”

It’s Not Justice, It’s Not Accountability

Finally, former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd which occurred May 25, 2020. The Minneapolis jury found Chauvin guilty of all three charges and is facing charges of second-degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. American actress Natasha Rothwell took to Twitter following this announcement andContinue reading “It’s Not Justice, It’s Not Accountability”


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