Growing up, I experienced many gender-based injustices and I saw it as a prevalent thing happening in my community. As a result, I continue to work hard to foster a society where everyone is equal so that people may have a better quality of life.
There is no particular day when I became interested in social justice. I have always fought for things to be fair. I became more determined to succeed when I saw how children I cared for were judged based on their level of development, culture or sex.
As a First Nation’s youth, I walk two paths in life and strive to tell one story. My story is about the strength and courage needed to live through the hearts of my people and to walk in a world so different from mine.
It is the courage to fight colonialism and assimilation.
It is the courage to fight ignorance and assumption.
The Miss G_ Project’s goal has always been the inclusion of an elective Gender Studies course in the provincial curriculum that could provide young people with a safe space and critical tools with which to understand their lives.
It’s time we called BULLS#!T on common beliefs and practices that exist today around youth mental health, according to a new campaign by Partners for Mental Health, a national, charitable organization whose mission is to support mental health in Canada.
J’ai tellement appris sur moi-même mais également sur les autres filles qui venaient de toutes les régions du Canada. C’est cette diversité dans le groupe qui m’a donné autant de nouvelles idées. C’était une expérience super agréable et je ressens une immense gratitude d’avoir pu y participer. Ce projet aura un impact positif sur ma vie, je le sais. – une jeune femme du Projet ELLE