Joining the KickAction community!
Kickaction.ca offers a platform for young women* to share their stories, views, and reflections with an online community of passionate bloggers across Canada. There are no prerequisites for joining. Novices, we are thinking of you!
Our Approach: It Starts with You
Every person has a story to share. We encourage folks to depart from their lived experience and from there, critically assess and reflect upon their standpoint within the structures of oppression, moving towards collective action. Entries can but are not limited to photo essays, poetry, short stories, vlogs, and interviews.
Kickaction.ca strives to promote social justice. We encourage bloggers to tackle issues critically and engage in discussion among and beyond the kickaction.ca community. We also welcome everything from discussing issues deemed controversial (within an anti-oppression framework) to expressing the loud voice within that seeks a channel for expression!
Kickaction.ca seeks to be an accountable space. While many online spaces advocate for safe space, Kickaction.ca believes this concept to be non-reflective of the reality of sharing a space with folks from different backgrounds and positionalities. As there is no escaping the consequences of patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism, and how these systems affect our understanding and perceptions of our own struggles and that of others, we emphasize the responsibility that must be taken for what is said and shared on this platform. Our goal is to create an online community of mutual exchanges so as to learn from one another, which also means learning from our mistakes if called out.
As we welcome a diverse bunch of contributors, we highly encourage the participation of racialized, Indigenous and LGBTQI young women.
Comments that include discrimination or hate will not be published. Neither will comments threatening violence, making broad generalizations about groups of people, nor those that argue that one type of oppression is worse than another.
*Kickaction.ca invites folks who identify as young women, female, trans, genderqueer and/or gender non-conforming to contribute.