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Gender and Leadership by Gail Benick

Gender and Leadership by Gail Benick

Until recently, modern western democracies have excluded women from political leadership and disparaged their ability to lead, as if there is something contradictory in being female and a leader. Women who do achieve positions of leadership face misogynist media...

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First Nations Still in Limbo by Nasreen Pejvack

First Nations Still in Limbo by Nasreen Pejvack

I arrived in Canada as a new immigrant in the 1980s, and soon began my life by learning about the education system and planning my options. Whenever I had free time, I would look for people who might be the Native peoples of this land that I had learned about in my...

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Women Environmental Warriors by Gail Benick

Women Environmental Warriors by Gail Benick

The election of Annamie Paul as leader of the Green Party of Canada comes as no surprise. She is the third woman to lead the Greens since the party was founded in 1983. It is worth remembering that the new Green leader stands on the shoulders of countless women who...

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FINDING MEANING / The Void by Mary Rykov

FINDING MEANING / The Void by Mary Rykov

I wake from a lucid dream in which I’mwatching another COVID-19 television newscast. I, a daughter of the Holocaust, shudder at the thought of mass graves on Hart Island. Or anywhere. The sound and visual images are so vivid that I wake relieved to know I’m dreaming....

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Jean Harlow: My Kind of Dame by Heather Babcock

Jean Harlow: My Kind of Dame by Heather Babcock

Every Wednesday evening as a child, my mother would force me into an itchy, ugly brown polyester dress and thick woolen stockings and take me – kicking and screaming – to the local community center for my weekly Brownies meeting (for those not in the know, Brownies...

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Van Gogh’s Irises Meet a Shrike in a Play by Ilona Martonfi

Van Gogh’s Irises Meet a Shrike in a Play by Ilona Martonfi

The Shrike “These hook-beaked songbirds with a raptor’s habits skewer their prey of small birds, lizards, and insects with thorns, the spikes on barbed-wire fences. This helps the shrike to tear the flesh into smaller, more conveniently sized fragments, and serves as...

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Sand in the Wind: Finding a Mother Tongue by Ilona Martonfi

Sand in the Wind: Finding a Mother Tongue by Ilona Martonfi

…If I wasn't free I couldn't even liveSand in the wind, you say that's what I amSand in the wind, that's what I might be… —Song: Homok a szélben (Korál-feldolgozás)https://lyricstranslate.com Ilona Martonfi, author of Salt Bride Inanna, 2019, collaborates for...

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“Late” is a relative term by Lisa Braxton

“Late” is a relative term by Lisa Braxton

Television news is a young person’s game. I first heard that assertion from my broadcast journalism professors and class advisors, and then later from workshop presenters at national industry conferences. The statement was an undercurrent that gradually grew into a...

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An interview and poem, “Corona Corona” by Susan McCaslin

An interview and poem, “Corona Corona” by Susan McCaslin

“An interview and poem, “Corona Corona” by Susan McCaslin, April 26, 2020, originally published on buddybreathing, online blog of Lesley-Anne Evans: https://buddybreathing.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/napomo-poetry-party-25/ I’m excited to introduce you to Susan McCaslin,...

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Dandelions? by Mary Rykov

Dandelions? by Mary Rykov

Thank you, City of Toronto, for banning pesticides and enabling joyful seas of yellow to dot summer lawns and fields. I love dandelions because they symbolize everything that is tough, tender, supple, resilient. And prolific. Dandelions should be Toronto mascots,...

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