Summarizing experiences under talked about with Seneca Pride.

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Written by Ashton Deroy

You will notice Seneca Pride is on a leash on this picture & SSF is the master. That is because in my unfiltered opinion that is the relationship between the Seneca Pride & Seneca Student Federation. 

I was kicked out of the group in 2018 for posting an equal opportunity job posting on their Facebook page. If it doesn’t sound stupid enough, the administration including Melissa Ronson & Stephanie Bagley continued to harass me over a mistake I didn’t even know I was making at the time. 

I could be bitter, I could be by myself. I decided to write this review instead. 

How do you rate Seneca Pride as a Safe Space 1-5

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Not only do I not consider it an overly safe space. I consider it to be a clique in its current state. If you don’t serve Queen Bagley & the Seneca Student Federation at this time you have no use to anyone here. “OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!” The Queen seeks blood. When she is not ditching the group to hang out with her girlfriend of the month. 

How do you rate Seneca Pride as a mental health resource 1-5

Again how can you be a mental health resource when you serve only the parties interested on a bureaucratic level? They fired there web designer because he posted a bad job posting. They should of fired me over writing something like this. Now I am free to do this though so it sucks to be you Seneca Pride. 

Should Seneca Pride be given the permission to expand in to an office? 

No it should not be. The group has operated very unprofessionally and turned triggering a new PTSD patient in to a fun pass time for the admin group Melissa Ronson & Stephanie Bagley. I feel like this group is only now useful to serve the bureaucratic purposes of these individuals & therefore is less useful to the autisi-queer population, Seneca outliers from the main communities & Non-Binary persons. 

The admin are a team of *** kissers who avoid conflict with the Seneca Student Federation. at all cost even when groups of the organization are offended by a Seneca Student Federation event. Then they took the extra steps to try & censor me for hosting this forum to the full expression of free speech that it deserves! 

Conclude your findings about Seneca Newnham Pride 

I hate to say it but you deserve to be on this forum. Not only are you a group that doesn’t stick up properly for your legal standards of human rights. You are now a group monopolized by a social clique. It is disgusting and it spits on everything LGBTQ+ people fought for to get the charter of human rights. 

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Are you concerned about this article? Lets talk about it. I am 100% open to conversations with people outside the Seneca Student Federation. Contact me personally at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com or add me to WhatsApp at 647-850-6802. I want as many people to know as many details as humanly possible for this article. 

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Is Seneca doing enough for LGBTQ+ accomadation?

Is Seneca Newnham Pride enough for the struggling LGBTQ+ students at Seneca campuses? Not unless advertising the college at a Parade is the only need of the campus. In 2017-2018 Ashton Deroy helped the Seneca Pride President & Vice President in trying to make Seneca Pride a more accommodating group to Seneca College. However, there were major roadblocks. 

In May 2018, Ashton Deroy was dismissed from the Seneca Pride team as the secretary after two years split between an executive and volunteer web coordinator position. In this interview, Diana Skye will ask questions about the dissolve, the state of the group, and Seneca Student Federation. On May 27th Diana Skye called Ashton Deroy over VoIP to get the details of this interview.

Why did you get involved with Seneca Pride?

I wanted to meet a guy, it sounds cliche, right? Just that I thought this would be a great place to meet my potential boyfriend. What I ended up finding instead? This was my purpose for working with the group which was helping LGBTQ+ plus people with activism, resources, and politics.

How did you help Seneca Pride during your time there? What did you hope to achieve with the group?

With Seneca Pride, I donated my web design graduate certificate from St. Lawrence college as I manage the group’s social media, website and event promotion. What I did is make sure things didn’t go static as often as I could. I was often working hard to manage this dovetailed with other obligations like reaching out to new business clients, starting our first SEO project the Toronto-Businessphere and managing the business school courses. However, I was passionate about connecting students with the Seneca Pride/Out&About resource.

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What was the impact of Seneca Pride becoming part of the Seneca Student Federation?

At first, this was a really positive alliance and indexing. However, over time the SSF has shifted to a more fascist & authoritarian style of management you see this with the high regulation on SSF student government campaigns. This trickled down to our group in my dismissal, I posted an opportunity for students to use me as a reference to get involved with my current employer. At this job, they would have made $15 then $16 an hour. This was my way of addressing the income inequality issue faced by LGBTQ+ students. This was the event that leads to my dismissal due to a policy that considered this outside promotion of another employer. This will not be considered valid to me. I consider it student censorship.

What happened after you were dismissed from Seneca Pride? How do you see the group going forward without your services?

I’ve had people tell me they can manage it all without me. The truth is the President for 2018 was almost never there because of her outside involvements which often lead to the group devolving into chaos. The new president for the next school year left the group in 2017 as soon as she had a girlfriend and was never very much help at all after that. I think the future is bleak because you have an executive team that operates a clique and rejects foreign ideas. The censorship they are committing is directly going to interfere with the group being considered a safe space and should directly impact their ability to have office space.

Diana Skye says: Thank you for your time, Ashton. I think that you joined Seneca Pride with the best intentions. However, I cannot say the same for the leaders of the group and the Seneca Student Federation. It appears that they do not like dissenting opinions since they are micromanaging everything. I agree that their future is bleak. They will have more issues if they do not change their approach.

Ashton Deroy concludes: I also want to say during my time at Seneca College. I have suffered from PTSD as a result of an ex-abusive relationship. Not only was I barely able to share in Seneca Pride, but I was quite easily outcast and isolated. There was a video I recorded for the counseling department that says how much this group helped with my depression. Well, it is a good thing I got a medical marijuana prescription because the last communications I had with the Seneca Pride executives were all triggering! Fortunately thanks to the help of the counselors alone. I will be connecting with the 519 group in Toronto for LGBTQ+ counseling within the community. 

S.W. Agency business plan

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We are now developing the business plan for S.W. Agency. This is an exciting endeavor with in our network of freelancers that I have connected with both in person and over Fiverr.

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At this time we have my sister Ashley working on a project to do artwork for my personal blog. Diana Skye is now developing her Fiverr shop that will be linked on this page as soon as it is ready. There is likely to be a higher output of the business this year than there was the year before. So lets get excited for everything happening!

Parliament buildings, talking about Justin Trudeau’s book Common Ground.

 

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The only parliament in Ontario where anything useful gets done 😛🇨🇦 ~Diana Skye

 

Picture by Diana Skye, Parliament building, and some beautiful Canadian nature. 

Someone at work said to me Canada has no tradition, we have no culture, we are a weak standard of traditions. Say that to my aunt who is a sergeant in the army, tell that to Diana who has been to other countries and still prefers Canada. Yes, we have another birthday party coming up and yes I intend to really share my passions about this country over the next few weeks on this blog. I used to live by the Kingston, Ottawa & Montreal area in 2015 and I left it to conquer my issues with drug addiction. I semi conquered those issues today. 

As of now, I am reading the most Canadiana book I have ever read. It is Common Ground by Justin Trudeau, one of the heroes I blogged about in 2017. There is so much wonderful culture in this book. From Justin Trudeau training boxing in a gym in Quebec,  

Right now I am at the 100-page mark of the book & not many of you know this about me. 100 pages are where I decide whether I will put a book down or not. I hate to say it, but 100 pages are where I used to put down a lot of books. This is not happening with the Justin Trudeau booked and story. I am hooked & ready to keep learning more about our prime minister. 

 

Humor Podcasts: Shitty Jobs Part 1 & 2.

Episode 5 The Job of Jobs

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(Click the above sound images to link to our talk audio segment.)

Ashton Deroy & Alana Skye are up to their old shenanigans again. Ashton Deroy plays an outhouse cleaner, Alana Skye is a Private Investigator and the SoundCloud was recorded at a Tea Shop in Newmarket. 

Background: Alana Skye & Ashton Deroy took the creative Advertising program at Loyalist College in Belleville Ontario from 2012-2014. This is where they developed their mutual sense of humor for ridiculous behaviors. Now they pursuit new careers in the Toronto unrelated to marketing & advertising. In 2013 Alana Skye & Ashton Deroy worked at Rogers Communications at Stream in Belleville Ontario. This is why once in a while conversations about the company come up. 

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Swan Whispers Asmr new logo

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Ashton Deroy writes: We got the new logo up for the Swan Whispers ASMR website Friday. We are still awaiting some of her new artwork and we will be working to build a product line for the media. My prediction for this media is that our Key Performance indications will have a much stronger year than posted previously by the ItsDianaSkye page in 2015. 

I think through Swan Whispers ASMR We will generate a larger audience, more advertising revenue and more integration to Ashton Deroy’s main marketing messages. We have a little over 500 subscribers on the YouTube channel & 60 readers via WordPress. We definitely think we can strengthen those numbers. 

Some key things to remember. It is a bot world, we still continue to generate our numbers organically. We are more focused on conversations than numbers regardless of KPI goals. Lastly we balance out the media channel management with jobs or other day to day tasks. 

Checkout Swan Whispers ASMR, Our favorite ASMRartist 

Advice for developing a target audience

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When you are doing a digital media campaign for a brand what do you need to do? you need to decide who to target. I would say the most important target factors to consider are geography & age. The rest is all just gravy, especially if you approach your marketing from a 0 sales perspective. Here is some advice for creating a target audience from the 0 sales perspective.

  1. Shotgun your strategy – Fire everywhere because you do not know who your brand appeals hit the hardest. So just fire everywhere until you catch someone.
  2. Prepare to learn – I thought my biggest appeal for my own business with my first customer was quick website setup. It actually was English speaking, website setup. It is always good to be prepared to change your thinking.
  3. How do they talk to you about your brand? – You need to know what people already think and develop your message from there. Not some imaginary start point irrelevant to where you are. Despite what you might think about Marketing it is not magical brain washing. If you have not talked to any potential customers yet in person… What the hell are you doing? Get off your computer and do it!
  4. Hit global targets online, local targets in person – This is what I hate about Facebook, I have never gotten a Boosted post to target an American or UK audience. I do not want to hit local targets online. Since I had a Nintendo Wii I wanted to use the web to connect with a global audience. When I first started my business I forgot that. Thanks to Fiverr I remembered. If you do not plan on personal sales at all. Your business will go under, that is a fact not a suggestion.
  5. Learn how they use technology – For example everyone I know reads my website on their phone & link through Facebook. That is why I make my website mobile adaptive and keep my Facebook content active.
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“I was so sold that a website was a great tool for local marketing. To some level it is but it will never be as powerful as face to face. What is web marketing is better for? It is better for global marketing. That is why I love that my business relies more on Fiverr than Facebook for marketing now. Now I connect with real live Public Relations companies and blogs around the world instead of focusing on Facebook ads. ” – Ashton Deroy