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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Education is the only solution, she said.

Education is the only solution, she said.

For my 16th birthday I recall going bowling with a few friends and we had a fun, carefree evening. When Malala turned 16, she addressed the UN Youth Council about the importance of educating girls. She is the epitome of courageous. The Taliban wanted her dead, “they thought the bullets would silence us. But they […]

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An artist’s words of wisdom

An artist’s words of wisdom

I had the pleasure of meeting Lily Frost after her performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music a few months ago. During her concert she mentioned working with young girls and I knew she’d be perfect for a We Talk Women interview. Lily occupies a very special place on the Canadian music landscape. With eight […]

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