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Q&A: Healing and Re-Humanizing After Trauma with Author and Activist Marlee Liss

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Art by , published by Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm In 2016, author and activist Marlee Liss was raped only a week after returning from a women-centered yoga centre. Feeling isolated in her trauma, she channeled her energy towards a writing project that blossomed into Re-Humanize – a book of poems and […]

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Q&A: Author Robyn Maynard on Anti-Black Racism, Misogyny, and Policing in Canada

Robyn Maynard

Photo by Stacey Lee Photography Robyn Maynard cares deeply about the challenges facing Black women and girls in Canada. In fact, she’s made it her life’s work. A Black feminist author, freelance journalist, and longtime grassroots activist, Robyn recently published : State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present – an award-winning national bestseller. […]

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How Paulette Senior is Leading a National Movement for Gender Equality

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This blog post was originally published on With the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, as well as the global women’s marches taking place all over the world, the spotlight on women’s rights and gender equality has taken front stage. However, even in Canada, we still have a long way to go to […]

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No, Moms, the gender pay gap is not on us

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Is the gender pay gap a product of women’s own choices? That’s one of the enduring myths about the disparity between male and female earnings — that it primarily results from women’s choices to structure their careers around having children. Or because they choose careers in less lucrative fields than men. This was the key […]

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