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…

The Cycle of Abuse and Its Role in Intimate Partner Violence

By Eman Ahmed

Trigger Warning: Discussion of Cycles of Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence Cycles of abuse and intimate partner violence are both topics that, for many of us, may be foreign. While it is clear that abuse and violence affect individuals, these topics become somewhat taboo. Abuse cycles and intimate partner violence actively are working to…

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…

Barriers to Effective Communication in Feminist Advocacy Circles

By Priscilla Ojomu

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” – Martin Luther King Jr. This fear that Martin Luther King Jr. talks about is also present in groups united with a…

Gender Equality as a Canvas for Achieving the Global Goals

By Priscilla Ojomu

If we claim that gender equality is being achieved in this present timeline, we need to define what we mean and who we include.

As an artist, I see gender equality as a shared canvas upon which different colours and tools come together to create a work of art that captures the beholder’s eye, provides meaning and serves as a framework of reference for them to assess other artworks.

What does this mean? Let’s break it down.