From the Slopes to the Spotlight: How Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell Uses Failure As Fuel

Dara Howell, sitting down

At 17, she was the youngest female competitor in the 2012 Winter X Games, and she won her first Olympic medal in skiing slopestyle at Sochi in 2014. But after her win, she experienced new insecurities and setbacks that she had to work hard to overcome. Now, she’s gearing up for the and she’s got […]

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Project Footprint: Exploring Alberta’s Wilderness with Newcomer and Immigrant Girls

Women sitting at the top of a hill, looking over a vista

Imagine being a young girl immigrating to Canada. Do you think you would experience culture shock? How long would it take for you to learn the language? Would you make friends? How long would it take you to feel at home in this new environment? When everything around you feels foreign, sometimes the best thing […]

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The Importance of Mentorship: Women Who Have Led Me

The woman I am today has a lot to do with the women I’ve met throughout my life. I come from a single-mother home. I have tons of outspoken, brave, hilarious aunties. I went to a university that had a student body of largely women. I work in a sector that is largely made up of women. I am an intersectional feminist. I love being surrounded by inspiring women and have been so lucky in my short career to be mentored by some of the most incredible women out there.

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Art as Activism: Engaging with Feminist Art to Spur Social Change

Often times activism is seen strictly as people in the streets protesting with signs and chanting. Although protesting is an important part of feminist activism, it’s far from the only way to engage meaningfully in creating social change.

One of my favourite ways to engage with the fight for gender equality is through my art and through my work with the Feminist Art Conference, a Toronto-based showcase for multi-disciplinary art that touches on themes of rape culture, transphobia, racism, violence, environmental degradation, Indigenous issues, Islamophobia, and more. The conference aims to provide a space for discussion and the exploration of these issues in order to initiate progressive change.”

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