Girl Power

These Are The Reasons Why I Marched For My Fellow Women

Emily Lyons | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Living
Emily Lyons

When I heard about the Women's March happening on January 21, I instantly knew I would participate. So when Saturday made its appearance in Toronto -- complete with an ashy grey sky overhead -- I was there. Many of my friends asked me why I was going -- and what, exactly, we were protesting for.

Empowering The Girl In The Changing Room Mirror

Linda Maslechko | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Maslechko

The truth is that girls' bodies are designed to grow and change shape throughout their formative years and it's natural and perfectly normal that they do so at different rates. So it's no wonder that the long-held standard in kids' fashion that a size 10 is ideal for a 10-year old is potentially damaging to one's self-esteem.

Girls Are So Much More Than Just One Label

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

My daughter is a hockey player; a student, a little sister, a big sister, a baker, a daycare assistant, a best friend, an artist, a snowboarder, and recently a member of a leadership group at her high school. She's not unusual; she's like many women and girls. We are more than just one thing.

Scary Spice Apparently Doesn't Really Believe In Girl Power

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living

If you wannabe Mel B's lover, you have to get with her friends — and not call her a feminist. In a Time of London interview last week transcribed...

The Successful Woman's Secret? Sisterhood

Kim Smiley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

There is a wellspring of magic in women empowering other women. I would argue that it is one of the most transformational forces in the world for stretching our purpose on this planet. But I have witnessed that as powerful as we can be in uplifting each other, we are also a formidable force for bringing each other down.

As a Disabled Person, Maya Angelou Taught Me To Feel 'Phenomenal'

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

Those words secretly worked magic on me. As a disabled person, I had an extra swing in my waist that never bothered me. The joy in my feet was something far more powerful than anyone could understand. The flash in my teeth, were vicious to those that fed me negativity,  and the same flash was a brilliant smile that won the hearts of those that I cared about.

How Marriage Killed This Child

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Rawan was just eight years old when she died last week. The cause of death: her uterus ruptured during sexual intercourse with her 40-year-old husband. It was their wedding night in northwestern Yemen. How do we stop child marriage?

Hollywood's Awards Don't Celebrate Real Women

Robin Farr | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Robin Farr

These award shows don't celebrate real women, or those who work to advance our interests. It's fine for a character in a movie to go against the norm in Hollywood, but when the actress who portrays her accepts an award wearing a low-cut dress, thus bowing to Hollywood convention, I put a little less stock in her ability to influence the perception of women or their roles in society.