I still remember the jittery feeling of nervousness growing in the pit of my stomach on the bus as I made my way to my first workshop. My mind had been going a mile a minute. I was wondering if the girls would like me, if they would relate to me or if I would […]
We’d stopped midway through our journey from our village to Lahore, and found ourselves in front of a small nomadic neighborhood. I grabbed my mom’s camera, and told everyone I had to go and meet the children. They began to say, “It’s too humid,” or “Don’t go now, you can go another time.” Through the […]
I often see #goals and #rolemodel tacked on to an instagram post by some Australian swim wear model staring off into some exotic breathtaking sunset. And I’m not condemning anybody here, I’m just pointing out how unfortunate the situation is, that in 2015 women and girls are still pressured to value their body as the […]
A few weeks ago I attended a Young Women’s Leadership Summit. One of the first guest speakers to present at the conference was named Kim Katrin Milan. From the minute she began her presentation I was hooked. She wasn’t saying anything radically new but it was how she was saying it. It was as if […]
“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 carnival is Role Models […]
J’ai récemment eu le bonheur de rencontrer Sarah, une jeune entrepreneure torontoise qui évolue dans un milieu fortement masculin. En l’entendant parler de son expérience, j’ai compris à quel point il est important que les jeunes femmes soient davantage conscientisées sur les effets de la peur. Notre société a besoin de leaders féminins fortes, compétentes […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.