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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,...
Reflections on Herstory by Nasreen Pejvack

Reflections on Herstory by Nasreen Pejvack

From our earliest feminist sisters, such as Rosa Luxemburg, an anti-war activist, philosopher and economist, and Clara Zetkin who fought for women’s suffrage and to establish a day for us all, “International Women’s Day;” to the ones who wrestled over many decades to...
A Woman So Ahead of Her Time

A Woman So Ahead of Her Time

The world was a very different place in 1931 – a time of high ceilings and lace curtains, a time when women were expected to be subservient to their husbands. It was also the year the Empire State Building would be completed, making it the tallest building in the...