Brenda Longfellow is a feminist documentary filmmaker and professor of Film Studies and Production at York University. What inspired you to start working on an interactive web documentary based on the hashtag #Beenrapedneverreported? I was very inspired by the hashtag #beenrapedneverreported created after the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. I observed how this hashtag took off like lightning, […]
The week’s Blogging Carnival theme brought back memories of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that peeked in the spring of 2014. I recall a picture of Michelle Obama holding a sign with the famous hashtag, a street protest with Hollywood actors holding similar signs (!), and debates around the effectiveness of the hashtag in fighting Boko Haram […]
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 […]
Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. Though a massive part of our day-to-day lives, social media has taken on an entirely new meaning in regards to the way we communicate with each other. This year there have been numerous hashtags referring to feminist issues around the world. To name a few; #YesAllWomen, #BringBackOurGirls and #HeForShe. But are these […]
Cyber Feminism. A postmodernist term used to describe the philosophies of a contemporary feminist community whose interests are cyberspace, the internet and technology. This term was introduced in the early 1990s and over the years has brought much progress in the feminist movement. Hash tags have been created such as #TheFWord, #YesAllWomen, #AmINext, #HeforShe, and […]
The 2015 Blogging Carnival is fast approaching! This year, the kickaction.ca Blogging Carnival runs for three weeks, with a new blogging theme introduced every Saturday, starting February 14th. It’s never too late to register; we are always looking for guest bloggers! Here are 5 reasons why you should become a Kickaction Carnival Blogger! 1. […]
Blogging Carnival 2015: Let your voice be heard from Valentine’s Day (February 14th) to International Women’s Day (March 8th)! The eighth annual Blogging Carnival is around the corner! We are inviting you to come online to discuss, debate and share what’s on your mind. It’s a wonderful opportunity for young women across Canada to exchange […]
How many times have you said something similar to this: “Sorry, hey sorry, do you think I can ask you for a favor? I’m sorry, I hope I’m not bothering you!” Can we spot what’s wrong here? Well, let’s look at what it means to apologize for something. There are 4 reasons why we apologize […]
The vagina, a majestic place where life begins, a place so mysterious and wonderful only a few really know about it. You might be thinking, “Why only a ‘few’ when half of the world’s population live everyday with one?” True, but maybe so few women know about their vaginas because society has made the word […]
Girls’ programmers as well as those who are building programs for girls get together for five days for an intensive training session. Through creative and interactive workshops, opportunities are provided to talk about programming for girls, as well as build skills in a variety of areas.
Mon séjour à Toronto pour World Pride 2014 m’a confirmé que les parades de la fierté ont une pertinence indéniable. Dans une société où l’effacement des minorités sexuelles est toujours une réalité quotidienne, avoir une telle opportunité d’investir les rues pour nous faire voir et entendre est plus que nécessaire. Mais quelle devrait être la […]
Au lieu de me lancer dans une description détaillée du reste du parcours qui m’a mené à accepter en juin dernier la direction de l’organisme Ton Avenir en Main, je préfère vous parler des leçons que j’ai apprises depuis que j’ai choisi de consacrer ma vie au changement social.