“Scarborough for me was an emotional attachment. I don't know what it was. It was far away from home. It was different, and I don't know - it felt like one big high school, really.”

Tavila Disha Haque describes herself as having been born in Bangladesh, raised in Botswana and now living in Toronto. She is a photographer, writer/blogger and artist and has participated in a number of exhibits with a focus on the communities and cultures of Scarborough. Tavila studied English at UTSC.

 

UTSC had a lot of cultural events

 

Everybody is so connected

 

They would see something in me

 

South-Asian in a Western culture

Interview Participant: Tavila Disha Haque

Interviewer: Farishta Barez

Location: UTSC campus

Date of Interview: June 9, 2015

To hear the full audio of the oral history interviews visit: Scarborough Oral History Project