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Email Your MPPs regarding cuts to midwifery funding

An email template has been created that will allow you to email your MPPs addressing the cuts to midwifery funding! It was put together by an Ontario Midwife. Please, if you have the time, customize the template with your story and email your MPP! This discrimination is unacceptable. Continue reading

For women approaching 30, from one approaching 40

This week, a dear distant friend wrote me a very short, direct message, it said: I turned 30 in April. What would you be able to share with me? I trust you, and I need direction, I need something... Continue reading

To March, or not to March

I saw an article yesterday with the headline “Don’t join this year’s Women’s March unless you’re good with anti-Semitism.” I support the self-determination of every woman to weigh in and decide whether the Women’s March is right for them, including the vibrant conversation about the place of Jews in this project. Continue reading

Abortion 101 for Trolls

The following may or may not make sense as a beautifully written essay but I've thrown these paragraphs here for easy access for the arguments that individuals, let's call them trolls, who try to engage us with online. I'm sort of getting tired of trying to educate and reply to their "yeah but..." methods of argument. Am sort of wishing I had kept my textbook from my Logic 101 philosophy course in university. So if you see a pro-life troll on the internet, please just direct them to this post. Continue reading

We dont need to just survive anymore...

Swipe Wrong - a thought on how women represent themselves as leaders in N.A. There is a current female comedian who we shall call “Sally” from now on who is one of my favourite TV personalities, she’s made me laugh in the worst of times and cry in the best of times.  Continue reading

Re-framing Experience with #metoo: Many Voices Add to Our Strength

One of the most important and controversial aspects of the #metoo movement is centered around women’s experiences of consent – or lack thereof - sex within the context of a date. These situations have been perceived, by some, as a grey area of the #metoo movement. Continue reading

Dear Pope, Please shut up. The Women and Children Need Respite From the Patriarchy

The Pope compared the act of abortion to hiring a hit-man and of course, it makes international headlines. I didn’t need a fight for abortion rights this soon, I am still recovering from the Kavanaugh hangover. Continue reading

How Change Happens

Let's talk about the use of power and where power comes from...how it starts. It starts with recognizing the power you have within. It's the moment when we see we have rights and that we have a voice to use speak up for those rights. We need to strategically use our voices. Continue reading

An interview with Kim West #womenentrepreneur

Thank you to Kim West for speaking with us today. Kim West is the founder of KIDS SWAG, a Canadian retailer of children products that promote self-love and diversity. The focus of KIDS SWAG is everyday lifestyle items while inspiring confidence through representation clothing and toys from around the world with positive black imagery. Continue reading

An interview with Kyla Lee #WomenLeadingInLaw

Thank you to Kyla Lee for speaking with us today. A tough, straight talker who gets to the point right away, Kyla Lee has particular knowledge and skills in defending drinking driving charges. Continue reading