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May 5th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

I’m a rejuvenated, revitalized, and renewed young feminist having just attended the planning session for the TOUJOURS REBELLES/WAVES OF RESISTANCE! Pan Canadian Young Feminist Gathering.

So if you haven’t heard of the next big FEMINIST thing in Canada, get yourself to the REBELLES website and fill up with some information on how to get involved and make sure YOU are a part of what will be the greatest woman-power event these parts have seen in a long time.

I was holed up in rural Outaouais with some of the most amazing and inspiring young women’s advocates this country has to offer. These movers and shakers came from all across Canada in solidarity, ready to mobilize on all forms of oppression against women.

Ideas, frustrations, passions, differences, and tears were shared this weekend in the hopes of creating a conference that will truly speak and include as many issues as possible that are eminently affecting young women. We want to redefine what it means to be a feminist and ensure that what it HASN’T been will be what it NEEDS to become to encompass everyone.

I want to thank all of the participants for sharing their authenticity and originality, nowadays getting that in true feminist form is hard to come by. Be proud of giving it to the world just as you are, every day.

This is going to be one heluva kick-ass conference this coming October if these ladies have anything to do with it!

Your 2008 REBELLES! Feminist Action Team

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