Hurt and Hurting By

Tonight, I went to The Walrus Talks Resilience at Concordia University. I purchased Rupi Kaur’s book “milk and honey” and just finished reading it from cover to cover. I could not sleep as the words and sentences started to form. A sample of what has been swirling in my mind tonight. — There are some […]

Lire plus


Reclaiming my Tattooed Body By

My name is Kara and I am a heavily tattooed woman in her late 20s. Everywhere I go I carry a colourful sleeve of permanent images along my left arm, with many others elsewhere. Unless you see me on a hot Southern Ontario summer’s day, you’d likely never know. I work 9-5 wearing blazers and […]

Lire plus


Connecting the Body to the Mind By

I am in my body. My body is in me, it is part of who I am. It shows where I come from like my mothers’ eyes or my fathers’ cheeks. My body occupies a physical space in the urban environment constructed by humans. It also occupies a direct and indirect space in the natural […]

Lire plus


The Ideal Body Changes By

In the past two years, I have traveled to 19 different countries. I have been told that I am wearing too little clothing and too much clothing. That I am too pale and that I am the ‘desired’ paleness. That my short hair makes me look like a lesbian and that my short hair makes […]

Lire plus


Meeting Myself in the Mirror By

I hate mirrors. They always seem to open up an endless world of self-hate. It starts off with a glance and maybe a slight “ugh” slipping out of my mouth, then leads to piercing stairs from an audience in my head pointing out everything that bothers me most about my body. Criticizing and comparing my […]

Lire plus


Lise Thériault : Moi féministe? Non! By

En entrevue à la presse canadienne, l’actuelle ministresse de la condition féminine du Québec, Lise Thériault s’est désidentifiée du féminisme en se réclamant davantage « égalitaire que féministe ». Comme bon nombre de personnes, j’ai été sidérée par cette déclaration d’une ministresse chargée d’améliorer les conditions socio-économiques et politiques des femmes. Sa prédécesseur et actuelle […]

Lire plus


The Selfie Generation By

Our generation gets a bad rap regarding the way we use technology. Either we’re spending all our time binge-watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix, or too busy taking pictures of our food for Instagram to enjoy it. Selfies in particular are one area in which many love to judge us as being narcissistic […]

Lire plus


The Horrific Prospect of Visible Bra Straps By

The other day, I had a classmate tell me, quite sheepishly, that my bra was exposed. The neckline of my shirt had been quite loose and had slipped down to reveal a stretchy grey strap. He seemed quite embarrassed, but I simply shrugged and said, “It happens.” It was not until much later that I […]

Lire plus


Identity, Personhood, and Privilege in Academic Language By

What does it mean to reclaim your body, your identity, when it’s been stolen & fractured? This term I will be graduating from McGill University in Anthropology, and Education. So far I’d be the first generation (alive) in my direct family to graduate from University. As a racialized, mixed, proud feminist and engaged artist I’m […]

Lire plus


Je ne suis pas grosse, mais… By

Je ne suis pas grosse. Aux yeux de monsieur-madame Tout le monde, je réponds globalement aux critères de beauté de la société. Je peux dire aujourd’hui que cette affirmation est problématique, mais ça n’a pas toujours été le cas. Comme beaucoup de filles, j’ai longtemps cru que la beauté m’apporterait le bonheur et que la […]

Lire plus


Allyship and Empowering Women in Tech: A Conversation with Nancy Naluz, Chapter Lead of Ladies Learning Code Montreal By

Women working in tech are some of the fiercest, most unapologetic professionals I know. They deal with systemic discrimination, subtle sexism, and sometimes just straight up weird vibes in their male-dominated companies. They are also some of the most supportive mentors I’ve ever met and I am constantly blown away by how generous they are […]

Lire plus