As I raced against the clock to complete my tax return by the April 30th deadline, I was reminded that, while I make a reasonable income, many women do not. The wage gap between women and men remains pretty much Continue reading Money, money, money . . .
Last year, I spent IWD in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I participated in a march led by an all-women’s mariachi band, dressed from head to toe in vibrant pink (the band, not me!). It was an exhilarating experience Continue reading International Women’s Day in San Miguel
When my then 37-year-old daughter (Skate At Home Mom to her derby fans) and her friend, LaVallee of the Dolls, started Kingston’s first roller derby in 2010, I initially wondered where I, as a feminist mother, had gone wrong. What Continue reading Women’s empowerment and roller derby
It is now 28 years since Marc Lepine gunned down 14 women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal simply because they were women. As each year passes, I struggle with the best way to commemorate this day without it becoming a Continue reading December 6: First mourn, then work for change