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Kickaction’s Blogging Carnival is Back for a Fourth Edition

March 2nd, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

Starting Tuesday, March 8th, is inviting young women to connect, speak out and blog on issues they care about during a month-long blogging carnival!

For four weeks during the month of March, starting on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day - more than 6,000 young women share stories and opinions about weekly themes such as immigration, sexual identity, gender, art and cyberspace and much more! For its fourth edition, the Kickaction Blogging Carnival welcomes Erika Jahn from Breast Cancer Action Montreal who will blog about the practice of consumption as activism for the new generations, Meghan Murphy from the F-Word Collective will write about mainstream media and consent and young women from across Canada will share their experience as an immigrant young woman.

The Kickaction Blogging Carnival’s objective is to provide an activity that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection, as well as create a space for young women to address the issues they face and to exchange comments and thoughts. Despite popular belief, young women are not victims of the media, but actively use media and the internet to their own advantage. They are organizing, mobilizing, expressing themselves, building communities, critiquing and creating something new.

The Blogging Carnival is part of the Girls Action Foundation National Day of Action, an annual event to raise awareness of the challenges faced by girls, specifically marginalized ones, and provide resources and opportunities that empower girls and young women to institute change in their lives, their communities and in the wider society.

To get in on the action you can: - Read the blogs; - Join the discussion by commenting; - Share with your friends, write about the Carnival and cross-post online!

To see the full schedule with the list of guest bloggers, visit An initiative of Girls Action Foundation / Fondation filles d’action, is a bilingual online community space for young women who think for themselves, take a stand, and act creatively to bring positive change to their communities and across the globe. Take a look at discussions already underway at, add us to your blog roll and find us on Facebook for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

To learn more about Girls Action Foundation / Fondation filles d’action, visit our site at

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