I would liken part of my childhood to that of a baby duck. I followed my mother’s actions as instructions. She had long, braided hair, and I had long, braided hair. She had jingling bangles from India, and I had little jingling bangles from India. She made curry and I ate curry. We had Indian […]
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.” And […]
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 […]
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 […]
Through the Leadership Capacity Grant, Nnali organized a one-day workshop that focused on the importance of attaining an education for marginalized and racialized girls. Through discussions and presentations given by professionals from the community, this workshop provided the girls with insight into the life a good education can offer.
margins is an unapologetic anti-racist, anti-colonialist, Indigenous, queer, feminist Vancouver-based print and electronic zine produced by and for self-identified Indigenous women, women of colour and queer and/or trans women.
Where is a forum for (young) Asian-Canadian and Asian-American feminist voices?
It seems to me such a movement is more necessary than ever, with the Canadian media (first Maclean’s, and now the National Post) obsessing over how Asian students are taking over everyone else’s spots at universities, only to remain socially inept robots once they actually take those spots.
The disappearance of Indigenous women is a systemic epidemic in Canada. In the past three years the Harper government has cut the funding to hundreds of Native and women’s organizations. This includes the Aboriginal Healing Fund in 2010 which funded over 135 Native run organizations across Canada. When this funding was cut, the Montreal Native Women’s Shelter had a third of its funding cut and as a result had to let go of their sexual assault counsellor. Another example is the funding to Sister’s In Spirit, which since 2004 has been doing ground breaking research into how many Indigenous women have actually disappeared.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee is a poet, publisher, and literature educator who is currently based in Philadelphia. I was first introduced her by May-lee Chai, and fell first in love with her words (you can listen to her reading some of her poems here) and her publishing house that publishes beautiful chapbooks.
May-lee Chai is a writer, and an educator, based in California. I had first encountered her through the Angry Reader of the Week series in Angry Asian Man (a great resource for Asian-Americans and Asian-Canadians), and was impressed by her articulateness as well as her impressive bibliography.
If more black women celebrities like Mary J blige, Beyonce, Oprah, Raven- Simone, alicia keys and eve will wear their hair in its natural state, maybe the world could be a little bit easier place to live for black girls and women alike