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KC Adams and the Art of Disarming Racism

KC Adams stood before her father and wept. Despite what had been a thriving career as a visual artist, she had no exhibitions scheduled for the future. She had no ideas for new work. She feared that there was nothing left for her to do or say. She was in a deep depression and truly believed her career was over.

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Feminist Horror Plots Against Patriarachy  by Alison Gillmor

Horror and feminism may seem like an unlikely pairing at first.

Pauline Johnson Confronted Colonialism  by Veronica Strong-Boag

Born in 1861, Emily Pauline Johnson was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English immigrant who lived on the Iroquois Six Nations territory near Brantford in Canada West.

Viola Desmond Led Civil Rights Fight  by Evelyn C. White

Born and raised in Halifax, Viola Desmond was a successful beautician who, in 1946, challenged racial prejudice.


Turn Up the Volume on Media Diversity
by Joanna Chiu

As a journalist in my mid-20s, I should have plenty to feel confident about. After getting a master’s degree in journalism from an Ivy League university, I moved to China, where I worked for a national newspaper and went on to my current...

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Unveil Fears, Not Women
by Ayesha Mian AKram

In March, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that the practice of covering one’s face with niqab—
veiling that leaves only the eyes visible—is “rooted in a culture that is anti-women.”

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Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport
by Penni Mitchell

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was just 22 when the world learned about her sexual relationship with U.S. President Bill Clinton. Although Lewinsky and Clinton each paid a high price for the
liaison, the cost to Lewinsky was...

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Pussies Against Feminism
by Lyn Cockburn

They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.

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Chinese Feminists Jailed
by Joanna Chiu

I recently had lunch in Shanghai with a young woman who helped to put on plays to raise awareness about gender inequality in her community. In a small offi ce in Beijing, workers at a women’s rights group showed me how they used social...

drawing of Jeanne Mance, administrator of Montreal's first hospital.
Recommended Reading
by Fabulous Historians + Activists

We didn’t have room for all of the books we wanted to recommend on women’s history in our latest special issue on Women Who Changed Canada, so here are some more! (There's a PDF of these books attached at the end of this post if...