I grew up in a family that had a hard time with feelings. We loved each other, and we told ourselves that it was unconditional, but we rarely dealt with the difficult stuff together. I walked a fine line trying to avoid conflict between my mother’s hyper-sensitivity and my father’s temper. Most arguments resulted in […]
When she was just four years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision.Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences, especially students, a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life, whether it’s bullying, mental illness or a loss of vision, can be overcome—resonates powerfully.
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.
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London just round the corner, the media spotlight has been on women in sports this week and I wanted to revisit conversations about female athletes and the different issues at play. Between the sexualization of women, their bodies and their sport and trying to define femininity in the name of olympic fairness, women are fighting (or boxing or wrestling) for an equal place on the starting line.
Did you know Girls Action Foundation and kickaction.ca have a sexual health resource centre for young women? Check it out here! You can use the search bar for to find out more about topics you are interested in like health, poverty, descrimination, the environment and more.
In my life I have come across a lot of different types of healing. I have been a woman in this world for 29 years and have been interestingly learning what it means to be a nehiyaw or Cree woman. What it means to be a mother, sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter and cousin. Among all these roles the one that I’m still trying to teach my story about is my healing from addictions.
”So, that’s where that analysis comes from and in addition the rhetoric around breast cancer and pink ribbon marketing depends on this notion of women as always attached to someone else,whether as mothers to children, or as wives to the husbands, and of course these fit within rather heteronormative frames, and so that is part of that critique of how motherhood operates and femininity operates in breast cancer culture. ”
I find myself less hesitant to write this entry than I was the previous one, so I’m assuming (or at the very least, hoping) that’s what passes for progress; putting my thoughts into print onto a public forum such as the internet is still kind of a foreign concept to me.
Parler de la sexualité du point de vue féminin est d’actualité ces temps-ci, et c’est tant mieux! Après le Carnaval de blogues et sa semaine sur le thème de “Parlons-en: notre pouvoir et plaisir sexuel” (avec les contributions de Lya, Naïanthy et Tanya), puis de la sortie par Filles d’action de Why Girls? Why Sexual […]
Je ne veux pas compliquer cette question mais inévitablement, elle l’est tout particulièrement pour moi.J’ai travaillé plusieurs années auprès de personnes dépendantes aux substances et cette question résonne donc en moi de multiples façons. Et je ne fais que suivre ce sillon…