Female Friendships

#SorryNotSorry: Rise of the Unapologetic Woman

Carlen Costa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

This is about the end of excuses. It's about the end of the perpetual apology and the idea that if we as women don't rally, pull ourselves together and support one another we won't make it out alive. What I have experienced is that women more often than not say "I'm sorry" than any other phrase.

Secrets of a Reformed Girl Hater

Hannah Jack | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

I used to be one of those girls who said I didn't like girls. Now I'm really embarrassed. I am a reformed girl hater. I still have a ton of dude friends (whom I also love and am obsessed with and think the world of and enjoy the person I am when I am with!) but I learned how to be a good girlfriend.

I'm Not Good at Drugs

Katie Boland | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

I was going to save my thoughts on drugs for a few weeks. But in light of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, now feels like the right time. I worked with him on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. His death truly rattled me. Like I'm bad at math, I'm bad at drugs.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends -- And You Can Too

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada
Sylvia Forrest

Teresa is falling apart. On the verge of divorce, unemployed, caring for a special needs child, she fears she cannot hold it together for another day....

When Friendships Flourish -- and Fail

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Friendship has been on my mind a lot lately. My daughter is at an age when she's transitioning through friends. A long-time friendship has fallen by ...

Is This a Date? My Struggle to Make Female Friends

The Purple Fig | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada
The Purple Fig

I have been with my husband for 13 years, seven of which we have spent as a married couple. Roughly five-and-a-half years ago I started dating. Women. It may sound like I succumbed to something akin to the seven-year-itch, let my hair down and started to experiment a little, but the truth is rather more mundane: I joined my first baby group.

Benefits of a Motley Crew of Female Friends

Heather Magee | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

Ten years ago, most of my friends were male. That's not to say that I didn't see the value in having girlfriends, I just preferred the simplicity and lighthearted approach of men. There was very little drama and very low expectations associated with these kinds of friendships. But once I reached my mid-20s, girlfriends became more important.

Can Mothers and Single Women Remain BFFs?

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

You're a wife and mother to a four-year-old with another baby on the way. I, on the other hand, am still single, trying to figure out my next career move and wondering if I'll ever find a husband or have kids. I know we've always called ourselves "best friends," but lately I've been wondering if we're living up to the title.

Attention Getter: Shit Girls Say Makes Us Laugh And Wince

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

You hear it every day. On the subway, in the elevator, on the sidewalk: girls making completely inane statements that are worthy of an eye roll. Until...

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Anne Day | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living
Anne Day

I know when my children were young, I intentionally put my career on hold. I just instinctively knew I couldn't handle both, and my children were my priority. But I also don't think we should become martyrs to motherhood either and I recognize that taking a break or reducing your involvement can limit your future success.