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Voting Rights: Indigenous Suffrage in Manitoba and Beyond

Polling station sign in a window.

On 28 January, 1916, women in Manitoba became the first in Canada to win the right to vote. It would take much longer for Indigenous women to earn the same right. This post was originally published on The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties blog.    We all recognize our rights as citizens to participate in […]


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 […]


Moving Out of Violence to Rebuild Love and Trust

Silhoutte of a woman

Trigger Warning: Physical violence, abuse I’ll never forget the day I met him. I had just completed 10 months sober, and I was seeking a new reprieve. He was kind, charming, spontaneous, passionate, and hilarious. Looking back, he was really manipulative, a good talker, selfish, and possessive. Abusers have a way of playing the part, […]


Breaking Stigmas with Brandi Leifso

Brandi Leifso in her office.

When Brandi Leifso founded Evio Beauty, she was living in a women’s safe house in Vancouver. Now she’s running a successful beauty brand with the goal of breaking stigmas to create a more conscious future. We spoke to her about entrepreneurship, the challenges she faces, and what’s on the horizon for . What was it […]


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