The History Behind Women’s History Month

By Autumn Victoria

For many of us, celebrating and empowering women is a task that we’d like to feel accomplished throughout our daily lives. Annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated with social media posts thanking the women who’ve helped us become the way we are and articles showcasing the accomplishments of women who’ve inspired many.…

Cat-Calling: Call It What It Really Is

By Autumn Victoria

Merriam-Webster defines catcalling as “the act of shouting, harassing and often sexually suggestive, threatening, or derisive comments at someone publicly.” However, the same definition also defines it as an act of yelling disapproval at a sporting event. This is telling of where the lack of seriousness in regards to this form of harassment stems from.…

Toxic Productivity Culture and the #GirlBoss

By Autumn Victoria

If you’ve been using Instagram religiously over the past few years, you’ve probably had at least a couple posts promoting a level of productivity that seems impossible, creep onto your explore feed. For me, I see one roughly once a week and I’m not sure which of my interests would lead to the algorithm showing…

Homelessness and Winter in Canada: What Can We Do?

By Autumn Victoria

As I write this, I’m sitting at my desk in the basement of the home where I’ve found stability for the past twenty years of my life. Clad in a new pair of pajama bottoms, an overpriced hoodie that reminds me of when I used to attend concerts frequently during my pre-COVID life, and a…