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Category: Sexual abuse

Q&A: Musician Kinley Dowling Takes The Microphone Against Sexual Violence

Kinley Dowling poses in a fur stole in front of a backdrop of roses.

When vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kinley Dowling (KINLEY) released her debut solo album in 2016, Letters Never Sent, she knew it would rock the boat. The Islander and longtime member of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! wrote openly about her experience of sexual assault on the track Microphone. Now that song, and the accompanying music video, is going to be used in classrooms to teach students about sexual violence and consent.

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Fictional Heroines to Love in 2019

Woman reads a book

I love a good heroine. And I love a badass heroine even more. An awesome female protagonist is so much of what draws me in, and ultimately makes me fall in love with a book. I read hundreds of new Canadian fiction novels every year for , and the books I choose to feature all […]

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Q&A: Anita Hill Wants You to Believe Change is Possible

Headshot of Anita Hill

Do you remember where you were when Anita Hill took the stand? Many of us can still picture her groundbreaking testimony in the Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings of 1991. Even if that historic moment happened before your time, you got a crash course this year as the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings unfolded in an […]

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Media Literacy Week: Driving Social Change With Social Media

Paulette speaks to a crowd at an event.

It’s  in Canada, and digital literacy is more important than ever. As such, our CEO Paulette Senior wanted to share on how we all can use social media to drive social change. The prevalence of social media is undeniable, and although it can used as a tool to dox, troll, and harass, for good for women […]

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