Doing something worth writing about has been particularly challenging for me, especially as of late. Perhaps, it isn’t so much about the “doing” itself as it is about understanding the value in what I’m doing. As we go about our days, things happen. We are all doing something and are having an impact on the… Continue reading Quiet the actions, uphold the ideas and values
This is worth watching.
During his inauguration speech on Friday, Donald Trump made two direct references to women. First, he referred to the forgotten men and women. Second, he referred to impoverished inner city single mothers and their children. Outside of this, his language was fairly gender-neutral.
The recent news of a woman who was asked to remove clothing, vaguely resembling a burkini, while sunbathing on a beach in Nice, France, has me in a bit of an uproar. That she was asked by four – FOUR – police officers, two of whom were wearing as much clothing as she was, and was threatened… Continue reading But, I Can Wear a Mankini
While having my morning’s coffee this afternoon, I was thinking about the post that I put up last night. I was thinking that there has to be something more that I can do, something simple, to bring attention to a current event that has gripped me.
In about three minutes, the results of today’s federal election will start coming in (CBC’s coverage here). In about an hour, the Toronto Blue Jays will try to win a baseball game. The Toronto Maple Leafs are left out of tonight’s festivities. And me? Well, I’ll be studying while all of this is going on.… Continue reading Canada Is An Interesting Place to Live, Tonight
Emma Watson, the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, is at the forefront of a new campaign, HeForShe. It’s not unique for celebrities to take up a cause, attaching their name and peculiar brand of fame to it. This one, for me at least, is important. To say that I’m actively involved in the issues of… Continue reading HeForShe
If you haven’t already heard – it’s been blowing up on all of my social media outlets, and likely on all of yours – Ellen Page announced on Friday, February 14, 2014, that she is gay. I’m not sure how to take the news. I don’t really care, but I feel like I need to… Continue reading My Response to the News That Ellen Page is Gay