Shivani Anand, Etobicoke

I am from my stacks of book and colourful paintings, From the serene lake and the all buildings, I am from the beautiful pictures hung in the hallway, Friends and family is where I am from. I am from ‘believe in yourself,’ and ‘follow your heart,’ ‘Respect others and love all,’ I am from the emblematic epitaph which overlooks the Arabian Sea, Rich heritage of Mumbadevi is where I am from. I am from the streets of India and the monsoons of Mumbai, La Plage de Saint-Valery and the timbered houses of Normandy, I am from the apartments of Malton, the classrooms of Toronto and the winters of Ontario, My Ontario is where I am from.