Active Authors

Deena Goodrunning

Deena is a currently majoring in East Asian Studies though she might end up switching to history. She is excited to be a blog writer since shes hopes to spread more awareness on topics she is passionate about and to also hopefully spotlight women who are doing amazing things in the local community. A fun fact about her is that she really loves the Little Nightmares video games and she spends too much time browsing the internet to read Little Nightmares theories and lore.

Deena’s latest posts:

Introduction Many people would think water is just an inanimate resource. It is a resource that exists only to quench our thirst …

“Romance, as a genre, has been ridiculed by larger society since its advent. Despite consistently being a best-selling genre and billion dollar …

One of my favourite books of all time is In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier. The book was first published …

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Brynn Niblett

Brynn is a current third year student majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies, with interest in film, theatre, feminism, and social justice. Blog writing provides Brynn with the perfect opportunity to combine all of the aforementioned passions. We are super excited to have Brynn on the blogs committee this year!

Brynn’s latest posts:

Looking for some motivation to start or continue your therapy journey? Or just curious to hear one girl’s experience? You’ve come to …

Indigenous filmmakers use their art as platforms to reclaim Indigenous humanity and to validate their struggles on a wider stage. The three …

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Megan Gervais

Megan is a current fourth year student majoring in English. This is her first year with WEW. Some of Megan’s favourite things to do in her free time include reading, watching movies, and baking. We’re looking forward to all of Megan’s posts this upcomming year!

Megan’s latest posts

Trigger Warning: This blog post discusses sexual assault. With the release of the highly anticipated film She Said (2022), I started thinking …

The phrase “I’m not like other girls” is one that gets thrown around on the internet constantly. Whether it’s within a meme …

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Tiana Effon

Tiana is a current third year student taking a Bachelor’s of Science specializing in Immunology and Infection. This is her first year with WEW. Some of Tiana’s favourite things to do in her free time include baking, drinking coffee, and doing sudoku puzzles. We’re excited to have her on the team!

Tiana’s latest posts:

Growing up as a mixed girl in a small city in Alberta, I was almost always the only mixed or black girl …

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Salamat Ibrahim

Salamat is a current first year student majoring in Biology. She loves reading books (Animal Farm is her favourite) and watching movies. She strongly believes you can never go wrong with Wes Anderson! She is looking forward to inform and increase interest in important topics! We can’t wait to read her blogs!

Salamat’s latest posts:

“Trust is like blood pressure. It’s silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly.” Frank Sonnenberg A lifetime …

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” – Maya Angelou TW: Includes mention …

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Previous Authors

Priscilla Ojomu

Priscilla Ojomu is a Nigerian-Canadian 3rd-Year BA student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology at UAlberta. Priscilla’s work at WEW is fuelled by her passion for promoting awareness of the experiences of marginalized communities through accessible information and resources. Literature, tea, podcasts, Studio Ghibli movies (Fun fact: she has 100+ collectible postcards of the feature films from 1984 – 2014), art, volunteering and advocating for equity keep her busy.

Priscilla’s latest posts:

February is Black History Month & what some like to call the Month of Love. For me, it is a time of self-reflection as I often find myself reminiscing about the past and contemplating the future. I recently came across a video I made in Grade 12 for my Media class. The video visualized my personal essay titled “Inner Shards,” and I was so delighted to find it because I thought I had permanently lost the essay due to technological issues. Now a 20-year-old Black woman, watching the video transported me into the past as I listened to then 17-year-old me narrate her story. So, in the spirit of this month, I would like to share that story with you and dedicate a love letter to my younger self and all the young Black girls reading this.

causes, and social movements, the movement to achieve gender equality experienced some progress and regress in 2021. I’m sure we’re all too familiar with the 2021 news stories of worsened gender inequalities in many parts of the world, so instead, I’ll be focusing on what often gets disregarded or neglected - the moments that furthered gender equality. 

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t …

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Eman Ahmed

Hello!! I’m a first year Psychology major at UAlberta. I love putting my voice out there and being able to advocate or open up a dialogue about anything I’m passionate about. I’m so excited to create and work on new pieces that (I hope!!) you will all enjoy. Some of my hobbies are creating new Spotify albums and Pinterest boards while watching any docu series I can get my hands on.
Eman’s latest posts:

Women’s clothing, fashion and dress have been ridiculed for decades. The focus on what we wear and its messages constantly are the …

Trigger Warning: Discussion of Cycles of Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence Cycles of abuse and intimate partner violence are both topics …

Art in itself is a reflection of the individual who creates it.  While we can include certain exceptions, putting your name alongside …

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Abigail Isaac

Abby (she/her) is a first-generation Ethiopian-Eritrean student in her last year of a degree in Political Science and Economics where she is researching the intersection of international migrant rights, border studies, and climate displacement. A community organizer and lifelong writer, Abby is especially passionate about making creative space for marginalized folks where they feel safe and seen. Abby loves looking at mountains, eating literally anything mango flavoured (debatably in excess), and adding to reading lists she will never get to the bottom of.

Abby’s latest posts:

Source: Rachel Tunstall Escaping Reality is Fun   It has been really easy lately to give in to the pull of distraction. Things …

Illustrator: Unknown Let’s Talk Trick Mirror:  Jia Tolentino asked herself, “how do I have a personal relationship with my face wash?,” so …

On The White Gaze

Image by Jenni Holt, 14 East The words and legacies of literary giants like Toni Morrison, Franz Fanon, and bell hooks serve …

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Autumn Victoria

I am a fourth year Bachelor of Education Secondary student with a major in English and minor in Social Studies. Before my degree I worked as a cosmetologist and have been a certified makeup artist for the past 8 years. I am a Lebanese Canadian and writing has always been my biggest passion! I love to explore and research women’s issues both on a local and an international level and am very excited for the opportunity to research and write about those issues on a monthly basis!

For many of us, celebrating and empowering women is a task that we’d like to feel accomplished throughout our daily lives. Annually …

Merriam-Webster defines catcalling as “the act of shouting, harassing and often sexually suggestive, threatening, or derisive comments at someone publicly.” However, the …

If you’ve been using Instagram religiously over the past few years, you’ve probably had at least a couple posts promoting a level …

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