Boys in “Girlie” Sports like Gymnastics

Boys in “Girlie” Sports like Gymnastics

This blog was originally posted here and has been re-posted here with the permission of the author. As a follower of fellow Olympic gymnast turned educator and inspirational health advocate Kyle Shewfelt, I read with interest his recent blog post about the challenges boys face when they decide to participate in, and commit to, a […]

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It’s {Not} A Girl: Feminist Parenting My Son

It’s {Not} A Girl: Feminist Parenting My Son

I was early in my pregnancy when I was told that I was pregnant with a girl. I was elated, immediately I began day-dreaming: her first pro-choice march, her first Margaret Atwood novel, so much exciting stuff to share with a girl-child; that night I wrote in my journal: “I am growing a feminist”. I […]

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International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

Let’s celebrate this day but be clear about what we are celebrating and the steps we need to take to enhance the future of girl’s across the globe. We are making strides on fronts of education, child marriage, and female genital mutilation because of advocates/survivors like Malala Yousafzai, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the organizations they […]

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Invisible Industry: Shedding a light on human trafficking in Canada

Invisible Industry: Shedding a light on human trafficking in Canada

On September 30th, we gathered at Loft 404 in Toronto and learned about human trafficking. There was a screening of a documentary called Price of Sex by Mimi Chakarova. It was followed by a talk from Bridget Perrier and Veronica Chail. Hearing from a Canadian survivor of trafficking was powerful; Bridget’s story is one of […]

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