Penni MitchellDisarming Military Misogyny
Penni Mitchell

Military misogyny is having a moment.

In January, General Jonathan Vance retired as defence chief of the Canadian Armed Forces just as allegations of sexual misconduct against him became public, and his replacement, Admiral Art McDonald, stepped down the following month after it was reported that he was under investigation for sexual


Cheryl ThomopsonBeyond Black Representation
Cheryl Thompson

In January 2021, the acclaimed African American actor Cicely Tyson died at the age of 96. Her 1972 film Sounder, about the plight of a Black sharecropping couple and their children’s fight for opportunity amid a blatantly racist Depression-era town, was one of the first films I saw as a child.


Lianne LeddySpeaking Indigenously
Lianne Leddy

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented changes to our lives, the restrictions we continue to face have led to many challenges such as social isolation, mental health struggles and childcare issues.

I have a lot to be grateful for, and I am reminded of that often. One of my main challenges during the pandemic has


Kate SloanDodging Bullets and MeToo
Kate Sloan

I was shocked when a woman came forward online to describe the ways in which her ex had abused and assaulted her. I was shocked because her ex was, at the time, my good friend.

After I heard her story, I went through a cavalcade of emotions, beginning with denial (“How could this be