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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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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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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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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#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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The Internet, Art, and Feminism By

Cyberfeminism is often equated with online activism. Articles, reviews, critiques, online debates, blogging – you name it! But, what I like most is when I fall upon creative, feminist, anti-oppression inspiration. Lately, I’ve come across a number of spoken word videos that show the power of art. Listen to Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya […]

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New Publication: Decolonizing Social Justice Work: Stories to Support Organizations, Facilitators, and Youth Working Against Oppression By

From the authors of Decolonizing Social Justice Work: Stories to Support Organizations, Facilitators, and Youth Working Against Oppression: “In October of 2011, Girls Action Foundation invited a few of us to sit together over three days to see what might emerge. Each one of us has been working towards some vision of social justice in our own […]

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