Tag: Body Politics

  • Blog Series

    A report from SWTO 2014: Part 2

    September 18th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    In Part 2 of Jackie Mlotek’s report from SWTO 2014, she shares lived experiences from this year’s diverse, courageous, compassionate marchers. Contributors discuss navigating privilege in feminist communities, prison reform, Toby’s Act, and issues surrounding sexuality and identity specific to First Nations. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Mid-Week Round Up September 17

    September 17th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    A report from SWTO 2014: Part 1

    September 11th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek shares insights from SWTO 2014, along with first-hand contributions from activists taking part in this year’s march. “Every single person I talked to wanted to end victim blaming and slut shaming,” she writes. Read more in the first instalment in this two-part series. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Mid-Week Round Up September 11

    September 11th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    Check out what’s been making our headlines this week READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Yeah, I’m a feminist, and no, I’m not going to change it for you

    September 3rd, 2014     by Claire Velikonja     Comments

    Youth writer Claire Velikonja writers about what feminism means to her and why it’s vital teens understand the underpinnings of this practice. “I am a feminist,” Claire writes. “I will think, and grow, and love, and believe, with everything that I have in the short time on this world that I have been given.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    How to Organize a Feminist Zine Fair (Part 2)

    September 2nd, 2014     by Amy Egerdeen     Comments

    In this three-part series, Amy Egerdeen shares some incredible tips on organizing your own feminist zine fair, based on her work with SACHA, Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre. Today’s themes? Call-out, collaborate, and social media! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Review: One Kind Word: Women Share Their Abortion Stories

    August 28th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh reviews this edited feminist volume. Contributors discuss the stigma of accessing an abortion no matter what the year, the province or the circumstance. Women were scared to talk about their abortions for fear of judgment by family, friends, the medical system, and society at large. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Review: Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes

    July 18th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    deb singh talks about Elisha Lim’s 100 Crushes, a compilation of five years of comics that show how identity is a fluid, complex, beautiful process. “Lim,” singh writes, “takes real people from our communities and helps us tell our stories, giving us a context in which to start.” READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Queering Sex Ed

    July 3rd, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek provides some excellent references for queering sex ed, because when it comes to our ongoing sexual education, we can learn from each other! She writes: “Who knows what teens need to know better than other teens, especially when they’re taught accurate information from other sources?” READ MORE

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    Review: Spent by Antonia Crane

    June 23rd, 2014     by Allison McCarthy     Comments

    “Crane’s work in Spent remains powerful and equally unafraid at every turn her story takes,” writes Allison McCarthy. Read more of her review of Antonia Crane’s debut memoir. READ MORE

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    Review: Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness

    May 30th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek reviews Janet Mock’s autobiography Redefining Realness, calling it unique, accessible, brave, and authentic, reminding readers that trans folks have so many stories yet to be told. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Abundant Bodies: Media making and movement building

    May 30th, 2014     by Asam Ahmad     Comments

    The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every summer in Detroit, Michigan. For the first time this year, there will be a track (a series of workshops/panels/sessions) that will explore body positivity in our movements and create media that resists dominant narratives about body size. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Mummy Dearest: Post-Mother’s Day Edition

    May 23rd, 2014     by Nadia Siu Van     Comments

    My mom was full of many contradictions. In turn, most of her teachings were, too. You were never really sure which side she was on. Yet somewhere among all the contradictions, I understood where she was coming from. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Food Guilt: Don’t Gotta Have It!

    May 20th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Food guilt. Feeling guilty about the things I eat, and worrying about weight gain or my looks thereafter. What’s up with food guilt? Why do I carry it around like a handbag? How did it get here? Who put it here and how can I rid myself of it? How do I create a relationship with food that is positive, loving, realistic and healthy? READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    When Your Teenage Role Model Rapes You

    April 24th, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    In this article Kaylie Sorrenti shares their story of being sexually assaulted by a woman she looked up to and trusted. Kaylie’s story speaks about several forms of abuse, how they impact individuals and communities, and the systems that silence sharing information and experiences among survivors. This article contains graphic information about rape, substance abuse, and victim blaming. READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    A Short Guide to Supporting Each Other with Body Changes

    April 21st, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Since becoming pregnant, I have returned to that part of life where people think it’s okay to make all sorts of comments on my body. Instead of focusing on the negativity of those body comments (which have ranged from weird to downright rude), I decided to put together a short list of ways to big each other up instead of bring each other down. READ MORE

  • Web Features

    Storying Disabled Women’s Sexual and Intimate lives

    April 14th, 2014     by Kirsty Liddiard     Comments

    Dr. Kirsty Lidiard stories the sexual and intimate lives, selves, and bodies of disabled women, asking how can all of us strive to become shameless in our sexual lives? READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Five Tips For Surviving High School as a Trans Youth

    April 2nd, 2014     by Kaylie Sorrenti     Comments

    Blogger Kaylie Sorrenti shares their strategies for getting through High School as a Trans Youth READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Valentine’s Everyday

    March 22nd, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    A friend of mine recently said I could start my own consulting business…a romantic consulting business. I guess she liked some of the ideas her best friend (my partner) told her I had pulled on her in the last year. While I am very into making money by being oh-so-clever, I am also all about the free exchange of ideas and since I don’t believe hetero cisgender dudes are the overwhelming population who read my monthly blog, I think I can share some of the ideas that my friend was so impressed with, with you, for free. I will, however, be charging once I go into business! READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Cross-post: Fit shaming: overcoming fitspo culture and the thigh gap

    December 5th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    [TW!] This post contains links to fitspo imagery. This piece originally appeared on Fat Girl Food Squad. by Siobhan Ozege It’s hard out here for a woman, regardless of your size. As a bigger girl, it seems like everywhere I turn I’m getting fat shamed by magazines, advertisements, television programs, and hate groups like Return of Kings (a men’s rights group who recently ran a Twitter campaign called #FatShamingWeek). On every platform, someone’s telling me that I need … READ MORE

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