This entry was originally published on the Niagara Next blog on November 6, 2015, and can be found here.
So after I mentioned that only 20% of Niagara’s current municipal politicians were women, someone inquired whether that figure had gone up or down since the last election. Also, in my interviews with Debbie Zimmerman and Laura Ip, both mentioned the need for more women to run as candidates in municipal elections. (As I have more time for further research, I will be updating this page.) Continue reading “Women in politics – facts and figures”
All representation matters.
In front of the camera and behind the camera.
I’ve written before about how Marvel’s Jessica Jones (and Rey from Star Wars) affected me as a consumer of pop culture. I wrote about it months ago and republished it the other day right here. Continue reading “Representation behind the scenes”
Originally written by me on January 10, 2016 (posting here from another blog, because I’ll be writing a follow-up shortly).
Yes, I went that far. I said Jessica Jones and Rey are life-changing characters. And while part of me wants to back off on that and say it’s an exaggeration, a bigger part of me is yelling, “No, you leave that title right there, it’s exactly right!”
Let me explain. Continue reading “Jessica and Rey have changed my life”