Tag: Shameless Women

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    Jennifer Cowan: Writing to Reach Her Goals

    December 10th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Jennifer Cowan… Having written professionally for the past two decades, chances are you’ve seen something Jennifer Cowan has been a part of. With television credits that include writer and Executive Story Editor of Producing Parker, Show Me Yours, Traders and Big Sound; she … READ MORE

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    Amy Sedgwick: Red Tent Sister

    November 26th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Amy Sedgwick… Amy Sedgwick has a passion for women’s health and wants them to be informed. With a goal “to provide a home, a safe space for women to develop a positive and healthy relationship to their bodies - a task that is … READ MORE

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    Catherine Kustanczy: Arts, Culture, and Play Anon

    November 12th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Catherine Kustanczy… Canadian arts and culture journalist, Catherine Kustanczy loves what she does. And what exactly is that? Let’s start with writing, producing, interviewing, and hosting for various established names like CIUT’s morning program, Take 5, Torontoist, blogTO, CBC Unlocked, and CBC Radio, … READ MORE

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    Erin Karpluk: Being Erica & More

    October 29th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Erin Karpluk… Erin Karpluk knows how important life’s pivotal moments can be. As the lead in CBC’s incredibly popular Being Erica, Erin’s character has the chance to revisit key points in her life and change what she believes went wrong. A challenging role … READ MORE

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    Erin Ross: Making Music in Nightwood

    October 15th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Erin Ross… Erin Ross is responsible for half the singing, “guitaring” and songwriting in the Montreal band Nightwood. She also contributes regularly to the band’s art/style/music blog, where you can learn about their first full-length album coming out Oct. 1st on vinyl and … READ MORE

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    Shameless Women: One Year Anniversary!

    October 8th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Next week is the one year anniversary of my Shameless Women column. Since I already have profiles scheduled for the next two installments, I thought I’d post quickly this week to say THANK YOU to all the Shameless Women we’ve met so far… I have interviewed so many kinds of women, from musicians and artists, to doulas and environmental activists, to cake-makers, radio DJs, burlesque performers, and more! I have learned so much from these women and … READ MORE

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    Karley Tabak: She Sews Lovely

    October 1st, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the amazing Karley Tabak… Karley Tabak describes herself as “a fiancee, dachshund mommy, ESL teacher, perpetual student and Etsy shop owner.” Creating incredibly cute eco coffee sleeves and felt baby name books, she certainly doesn’t lie with the business name, she sews lovely. Karley gives … READ MORE

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    Karen Miranda Augustine: Ritualistic Pop Artist

    September 17th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Karen Miranda Augustine… Ritualistic Pop Artist, Writer, and Videomaker Karen Miranda Augustine uses the influences of African beliefs systems, outsider expressionism and counter-culture to create pieces that speak “to the place where earthly conditions converge with the metaphysical.” Her current solo exhibition AMERICAN EMPRESS: … READ MORE

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    Jordan-na Belle-Isle: Canadian Music Invasion

    August 27th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Jordan-na Belle-Isle… The unstoppable force behind Canadian Invasion, a music management, publicity and touring company, Jordan-na Belle-Isle is managing the music business her way. Driven by a “sheer love of Canadian music”, Jordan-na now handles a roster of varied musicians and bands while … READ MORE

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    Amrita Chandra: Pushing Creative Boundaries

    August 13th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Amrita Chandra… If you already love contemporary art, you’ll adore tinku gallery. If it happens to be unfamiliar territory for you, Amrita Chandra will help you fall in love. A contemporary art gallery in Toronto, tinku gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists from … READ MORE

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    Sam Leeson: Pregnancy, Birth, and babyREADY

    July 30th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the amazing Sam Leeson… Owner of babyREADY, Sam Leeson believes that women need to know their choices when it comes to pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and their own bodies. A doula and educator, Sam has been involved with the births of over 200 babies, taught over … READ MORE

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    Kristin Peres: Cake or Death

    July 16th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Kristin Peres… Custom cake creator Kristin Peres doesn’t make your ordinary cake. Want a Porsche cake? Sure, Kristin can make it. Want a Wii cake? Why not, Kristin can handle it. Want a cake shaped like a Storm-Trooper’s helmet? No problem. Actually, you … READ MORE

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    Shameless Women *The Highlights*

    July 2nd, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce…whoops, that’s right! Of the three wonderful ladies I’ve interviewed in the last few weeks, not one was able to get their answers back to me in time for today’s post. C’est la vie! They’re busy ladies and I’m sure we all totally understand. Instead of … READ MORE

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    Amanda Mabro: Jazz, Indie-Rock, and Cabaret flare

    June 18th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! I’ve been working a lot on my music lately and I’m happy to be able to introduce you to another wonderful performer I’ve met along the way, the amazing Amanda Mabro… A 29 year old Montrealer with Egyptian, Greek, and Austrian roots, Amanda Mabro is a performer who was encouraged by … READ MORE

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    Darrelle London: Singer-Songwriter

    June 4th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Darrelle London… Classically trained in voice and piano, singer-songwriter Darrelle London was accepted to law school, but instead chose to “take a chance on her music.” Having played solo shows in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Fredericton, Guelph and Kingston, she has also showcased at … READ MORE

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    Julianna Yau: Art, Tech, and Advocacy

    May 21st, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Julianna Yau… Julianna Yau is an artist, advocate, tech enthusiast, film fan and “general overachiever.” After completing a Bachelor of Independent Studies from the University of Waterloo, she decided to persue her first true love - sculpting. Julianna is active in the arts … READ MORE

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    Aliya-Jasmine Sovani: Hanging with Rockstars and Helping Others at MTV Canada

    May 7th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every other Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the awesome Aliya-Jasmine Sovani… Interviewing the famous and reporting on the music biz is all part of the job for Aliya-Jasmine Sovani. Volunteering to teach English and social skills to Afghan children who have recently arrived in the country is also an integral part of … READ MORE

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    Marni Wedin: Writer, Producer… Amazing

    April 30th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the incredible Marni Wedin… Writer, producer, and self-professed social media junkie, Marni Wedin is always working on something interesting. As a television producer, Marni’s first project was a segment for UHB television in Sapporo, Japan about four female expats dealing with culture shock. Marni has written … READ MORE

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    Mary-Jo Dionne: Writer, Dog-lover, Funny-lady

    April 23rd, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Mary-Jo Dionne… Mary-Jo Dionne is the founder of TheFleasKnees tees and TheFleasKnees Fund, created with the goal of helping fund no-kill animal shelters. A finalist for Vancouver’s Funniest New Female Comedian and Vancouver’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, she is also a regular … READ MORE

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    Beth Smith: Supporting D.I.Y. Biz on IndieNorth

    April 16th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the amazing Beth Smith… Beth Smith is a reader, writer, wife, mother, hiker, listener, networker, maker of natural skincare products and Thing-Finder in Chief at www.indienorth.com. If she’s not “internetting until her eyes bleed,” she’s probably outside traipsing around the city of North Bay, ON and … READ MORE

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