Feminism

Feminism

Feminist Entrepreneurs Can Help Save the World

2020-05-29T18:40:53+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Feminism, Feminist Entrepreneurship|

As feminist entrepreneurs, we are positioned to empower ourselves, our fellow business owners, and citizens at large to not only survive this crisis, but use it to change the world. Feminist entrepreneurs have already learned to make room for women and other marginalized people in our industries, establish fair labour value for ourselves and our employees, contribute to our communities, and be politically active—while raising our children, caring for our parents, and investing in ourselves. In the midst of a global pandemic, how do we use our experience to help save ourselves and the world?

Am I Métis Enough? Finding Validation through the Power of Indigenous Art + Storytelling

2020-06-01T15:06:35+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Feminism, Reconciliation + Decolonization|

As a child, I was largely unaware of Métis history, and my own Métis heritage. It was just never talked about. I didn’t know that I was missing a whole part of myself till I was a teen. It was hard to know how to feel about it. An entire culture and history apparently existed in my blood—but it was as foreign to me as outer space. I’ve been scared to delve deeper into my history. Scared of finding too much, unearthing stories of pain and suffering. Or of not finding anything at all, and losing my already tenuous grasp on my identity as a Métis woman. But experiencing Kent Monkman’s exhibit “Shame & Prejudice: 150 Years of Resilience” was a gift of not only courage and inspiration, but the permission to reclaim my own story.

Survival of the Fittest in a World that Deems Mom Entrepreneurs Unfit

2020-05-29T18:55:40+00:00January 15th, 2020|Feminism, Feminist Entrepreneurship|

It's the year 2020 and women are still left holding the bag when it comes to childcare, household management and elder care. Sure, we've come a long way, baby. We've left Leave it to Beaver and meatloaf behind. Tossed out our shoulder pads and pantsuits. You can see men cooking in commercials. Paternity leave is actually a thing. But overall society is still failing us.

Women of Fire

2020-06-02T21:19:23+00:00January 12th, 2018|Creative Writing, Feminism|

To the women made of
fire and earth,
wind and waves.

Women who blaze
like the sun,
constant as the moon.

Women who are alive
with anger and lust,
joy and sorrow.

Women who are lost
and those who
have lost it all.

Women born goddesses
in a world built by men.

Unite.

Ignite.

Burn it to the fucking ground.