As a young women, who enjoys watching TV shows, discovering the work of Joss Whedon was a true blessing. For those unfamiliar with his work, Joss Whedon is a writer, director, producer, composer and activist. I first discovered his work when I was young girl. I started watching a show he produced and wrote called […]
When my heart was flushed with pain When my mind was under the yoke of fear and shame When my soul was fighting to keep the flame Writing was my shelter under the rain Until I started to believe again Deep inside I knew Writing was not in vain These pages carried the cry […]
See, life is beautifully made; in spite of all that I’ve been through, I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. Not until a few months ago did I start to contemplate the desire to share a bit of my writing. A colleague cared enough to make me realize there was a light in me […]
Growing up, I mostly identified with male role models. From TV shows, books or fictional characters created by my imagination; I would often have different conversations with these men in my mind. Arguing about life decisions, what is a right or wrong, and different issues with Agent Gibbs, John Lennon, Professor X, just to name […]
Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Lauvergeon, Assia Djebar, Christine Lagarde ou encore Ariana Huffington. Voici une liste non exhaustive que je dresse lorsque l’on me demande quels sont mes modèles de tous les jours. Des femmes leaders et influentes, de notoriété publique, dont j’ai toujours admiré la détermination sans limites et la volonté de faire changer les […]
“The year 2014 was amazing in terms of a dialogue regarding women’s rights, feminism, and a growing awareness of the struggles that every self-identified woman faces on a daily basis. Popular culture has afforded different icons and voices for human rights, coming from different backgrounds and experiences. This week’s theme for kickaction.ca’s carnivale is Role Models […]
Some days I wake up and I am inspired by Olivia Pope from the show Scandal. I remind myself that I will take-no-nonsense, and be a hard-working, confident, and focused individual. I remind myself that even though I may be a 5 foot 2 ½ tall gladiator, “I am good at what I do.” […]
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, […]
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 […]
Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. Though a massive part of our day-to-day lives, social media has taken on an entirely new meaning in regards to the way we communicate with each other. This year there have been numerous hashtags referring to feminist issues around the world. To name a few; #YesAllWomen, #BringBackOurGirls and #HeForShe. But are these […]
There is an idea that the internet is equally accessible to everyone, that it is a medium where one can largely be anonymous, where barriers and prejudices associated with one’s appearance no longer exist.
Social media has an equally destructive and uplifting influence on our sense of self. What will the long term effects be of the overwhelming need to deconstruct our compelling, 3-Dimensional journeys into a bite sized status update that will garner the most “likes?”
Today’s feminism is about the multiplicity of political outlets and voices; it’s about the reclaiming of emotions; it’s about the so-to-speak “messiness” of everyday life. And YES, it’s about the internet.
Les faits ne mentent pas. Les secteurs des télécommunications, des médias et de l’Internet, quant à leurs postes de hautes directions, sont manifestement beaucoup moins accessibles aux femmes qu’aux hommes.