I was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, where I lived until after I graduated high school. Following a couple of years off school, I moved to Montreal to study at McGill University, where I’m finally about to complete my undergraduate degree.
India Desjardins is one of Québec’s most beloved young writers and her book series entitled ‘’Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme’’ has sold more than 650,000 copies since first published in 2006.Often nicknamed ‘’Québec’s J.K Rowling’’ by the francophone press and her readers, India is one of the most in demand writers at book fairs across the province. ‘’Le Journal d’Aurélie Laflamme” has even been produced into a movie in 2010 and the eighth and last novel in the series was released last fall. India has kindly accepted to answer some of my questions.
“More than just being a duty, voting is about refusing to give up. It’s about taking ownership of your life, rejecting apathy and making your voice heard. I have noticed that the people around me who don’t vote are often the ones who point a finger at the world whenever something bad happens to them.
Above all, voting is about taking responsibility and telling the world that you are the one calling the shots in your life.” – Jacqueline, 21
Le 4 septembre, c’est l’heure pour les québécois de décider qui sera le prochain premier ministre, ou la prochaine première ministre de la belle province. Lisez quelques faits sur ces élections et ce que les jeunes femmes ont à dire!
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.
GIRLS, ART and ACTION est un documentaire audio réalisé par Claire Lesacher dans le cadre du concert-bénéfice Change le Rythme qui a eu lieu le 15 juin 2011 à Montréal. Organisé par et pour la Fondation filles d’Action, Change le Rythme mettait en avant des musiciennes, des chanteuses, des poètes et des Dj montréalaises. Écoutez le reportage ici.
As you may already know, Girls Action is a candidate to win the Lilith Fair contest which will donate $1 of every ticket sold at the Montreal show to a women’s charity in Montreal. Winning will also allow for more visibility and funds to help us continue to reach even more girls and young women […]
Comme vous le savez peut-être, Filles d’action participe au concours Lilith Fair. L’organisme montréalais qui remportera le concours recevra 1$ par billet vendu pour le concert à Montréal de la tournée Lilith Fair de cet été, ainsi que beaucoup de visibilité! Filles d’action est en bonne position, mais aujourd’hui est la dernière journée: c’est le […]
The February 2010 edition of No One Is Illegal Radio focuses on migration and sex work, specifically on the root causes of migration, the effects of anti-trafficking legislation on women-identified (im)migrants, and the criminalization of sex work.
Ces 12 jours sont l’occasion d’une campagne québécoise de sensibilisation et d’actions dont le coup d’envoi a été donné par la publication dans les médias d’une déclaration signée par 178 individus et 222 organismes québécois, appelant la population à agir contre la violence faites aux femmes.