Reclaiming my Tattooed Body By

My name is Kara and I am a heavily tattooed woman in her late 20s. Everywhere I go I carry a colourful sleeve of permanent images along my left arm, with many others elsewhere. Unless you see me on a hot Southern Ontario summer’s day, you’d likely never know. I work 9-5 wearing blazers and […]

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Lise Thériault : Moi féministe? Non! By

En entrevue à la presse canadienne, l’actuelle ministresse de la condition féminine du Québec, Lise Thériault s’est désidentifiée du féminisme en se réclamant davantage « égalitaire que féministe ». Comme bon nombre de personnes, j’ai été sidérée par cette déclaration d’une ministresse chargée d’améliorer les conditions socio-économiques et politiques des femmes. Sa prédécesseur et actuelle […]

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Identity, Personhood, and Privilege in Academic Language By

What does it mean to reclaim your body, your identity, when it’s been stolen & fractured? This term I will be graduating from McGill University in Anthropology, and Education. So far I’d be the first generation (alive) in my direct family to graduate from University. As a racialized, mixed, proud feminist and engaged artist I’m […]

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Allyship and Empowering Women in Tech: A Conversation with Nancy Naluz, Chapter Lead of Ladies Learning Code Montreal By

Women working in tech are some of the fiercest, most unapologetic professionals I know. They deal with systemic discrimination, subtle sexism, and sometimes just straight up weird vibes in their male-dominated companies. They are also some of the most supportive mentors I’ve ever met and I am constantly blown away by how generous they are […]

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I Am An Ally By

I am a white, cis-gendered, relatively straight female who fits most size ‘medium’ clothes. I am the privileged person who gets heard. I am not the person to discuss the intricacies of intersectional feminism, the identity struggles many LGBT+ people deal with, or the fat-shaming, racism, ableism that happens in every day micro-aggressions. I do […]

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Self-Care & Non-Profits By

I talk a lot about self-care, a concept that means taking time to do the things that you haven’t been able to do, often because of stressful circumstances. From many articles, tweets, and blog posts, I’ve learned about many things I can do – taking baths and walks, sleeping in, booking that much delayed doctor’s […]

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Être militante racisée et queer à Montréal By

J’ai eu la chance d’avoir un entretien électronique avec Karine-Myrgianie Jean-François, travailleuse communautaire et militante. Voici un aperçu des pensées de Karine sur comment passer à l’action! 1-    Quels sont les sujets/problèmes qui te fâchent en ce moment? Penses-tu que ces sujets/problèmes sont adressés adéquatement? Présentement, je vois beaucoup de personnes très privilégiées minimisant voire […]

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Lean In and The Will to Kick Butt By

  What better way to kick butt than by leaning in? The Lean In campaign was started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, after she wrote a book called Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The basic premise of the book is about encouraging women to lean in to their full potential as […]

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White Liberalism and the Color of Justice: What Must Change in the Social Justice Community of Montreal By

It became all clear to me within an instant. The moment I started talking and explaining and struggling to make myself heard, understood and acknowledged, he shut me up. Interrupting me and then going on to contradict everything I just said, all having to do with my reality and personal experiences as an immigrant woman […]

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#Hashtag Phenomena & Social purpose: A Chat with feminist filmmaker Brenda Longfellow. By

Brenda Longfellow is a feminist documentary filmmaker and professor of Film Studies and Production at York University.  What inspired you to start working on an interactive web documentary based on the hashtag #Beenrapedneverreported? I was very inspired by the hashtag #beenrapedneverreported created after the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. I observed how this hashtag took off like lightning, […]

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#BringBackOurGirls & the White Savior Complex (Spotlight on Badass Nigerian Activists) By

The week’s Blogging Carnival theme brought back memories of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that peeked in the spring of 2014. I recall a picture of Michelle Obama holding a sign with the famous hashtag, a street protest with Hollywood actors holding similar signs (!), and debates around the effectiveness of the hashtag in fighting Boko Haram […]

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