Emma Woolley
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Emma Woolley is a writer, editor, and digital content manager in Toronto, ON. She has studied book and magazine publishing, history, literature, gender studies, and political science.

Emma has a keen interest in media representation and landscapes, and writes on subjects such as feminism, arts, politics, and culture. Her writing has been featured on shamelessmag.com, readersdigest.ca, besthealthmag.com, maisonneuve.org, and spacing.ca. She also writes short fiction and is working on a collection.

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What It's Like Being Violated As a Teenage Girl

(55) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 8:16 AM

The violations started small. I was 12, fairly tall, with brand new boobs. My mother wouldn't let me buy "real bras" for a long time. It didn't occur to me that was weird until boys in my class started advising me to "stop wearing sports bras" because I was looking...

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A Belated Note From Jack Layton's Mourning Chaff

(4) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 2:49 PM

Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear about Jack Layton's death. I had just arrived at work and opened Tweetdeck to read a timeline of sincere condolences, expressions of grief, and links to obituaries. And I cried.

It was unexpected. I didn't know Jack. I didn't campaign for him...

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The Lack of Women in Politics: Focus on the Obstacles

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 5:09 PM

Last night, the Toronto Star published an article that asked: "Where are the female provincial candidates?"

The writer, Tanya Talaga, often writes about the lack of women in Canadian politics and I applaud her for taking on this fight. I don't, however, agree that we should focus...

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