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From March to Political Office

In mid-November of last year, my two youngest boys and I were driving home for lunch when we came to a stop at a major intersection here in Woodstock, Ontario. On the corner was a young man holding a large sign that had a picture of a bloody dead fetus. This was something I had never seen before, or that my three-year-old son had never seen before.  Continue reading

Ottawa Women’s March Organizers Discuss #MeToo

Catherine Butler and Amanda Carver, two of the Ottawa Women’s March organizers, spoke to CBC ahead of the 2018 march. “Canada has its own issues,” Ms. Butler said. “There’s a lot happening in the States but this march is very much Canadian, and we have our own issues here at home to face and deal with.” Continue reading

An Interview with Kristy O'Leary #BCorps

Thank you to our guest Kristy O'Leary, Director of Impact at Cove Continuity Advisors Inc and member of the Board of Directors for Women's March Canada. Kristy is a multidisciplinary systems thinker with an innate ability to identify leading-edge entrepreneurs and align them with untapped opportunities to drive breakthrough change. Continue reading

You Are More Than Your Body

My body, like all women’s bodies, has always been up for discussion. When I was a child, people were always commenting on my size. I wasn't short for my age, but every chart labeled me underweight. At school kids called me 'toothpick' and made fun of my bony elbows and knees. My parents told how me they used to be little just like me, and relatives made jokes like, She has to run around in the shower to get wet...ha-ha! Continue reading

An interview with Sara Bingham #womensmarch

Thank you for Sara Bingham for joining us for this episode of our podcast. Sara Bingham, one of Women's March Canada's Executive Directors. She got on a bus and marched in the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017. Continue reading

An interview with Tracey Erin Smith #womenintheatre #genderequity

Thank you for Tracey Erin Smith for joining us for this episode of our podcast. Along with leading a bus filled with women to Washington, DC on January 20, 2017, Tracey has joined us today to talk about women in theatre, giving back and gender equity. Continue reading

An interview with Claudia Chender, MLA

Thank you for Claudia Chender for joining us for this episode of our podcast. Claudia Chender is the MLA for Dartmouth South and NDP Critic for Education, Justice, Human Rights and Business. Claudia joins us to talk about women in politics. Continue reading

An Interview with Carla Ciccone #Prochoice #Metoo

Thank you to Carla Ciccone for joining us today. Carla Ciccone is a writer and editor and has written articles for numerous North American publications. In 2013, Carla tried to warn women about Jian Ghomeshi. Today she shares stories about abortion, violence against women and being believed. Continue reading

An Interview with Hillary Elliot #16days #EndVAW

Today's interview with Hilary Elliott of Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) in Ottawa. Now retired from a career in post-secondary education, she is on the Leadership Team of the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN). One of her most memorable times was traveling to Kenya and Uganda in January 2011 doing volunteer work with GIVE International. Continue reading

We Need to Talk About Financial Abuse

As I was sitting in the doctor’s office, scratching the acne scars on my face, a woman sat next to me. She took out a brand new makeup kit and started redoing her makeup. A weird thought came to my mind. When was the last time I bought new makeup for myself?  Continue reading