March 26 is Purple Day, but the connection with the colour is only tangential. Purple Day’s purpose is to draw attention and support to epilepsy. For balance, we reached into our vaults for a piece on purple and another on epilepsy.
Purple is the new gray. Laura Seymour chafes against the blandness of North American decorating styles. “It is often said we are keeping ourselves sick or tired by wearing only one or two colours or that there is an abundance of other colours in our ‘aura'”. Allergic to Colour: The North American Bias, October 9, 2002.
Student stamina. Interviewer Laura Nelson speaks to AU student Elizabeth Eckert about the challenges of balancing studies and parenting a child with disabilities. “When you are a student with children, especially a single mom, you also feel guilt for taking time away from your children, or being stressed and tired from exams and assignment deadlines.” Minds We Meet — Elizabeth Eckert: A Combination of Things, September 8, 2017.