Women and Water



Volume: Vol. 30

Number: Nos. 2,3

Table of Contents

Guest Editors: Kim Anderson, Brenda Cranney, Angela Miles, Wanda Nanibush and Paula Sherman

Troubled Waters: Introducing the Issues

First Nations Water Security: Security for Mother Earth by Sheri Longboat

Women Talking about Water: Feminist Subjectivities and Intersectional Understandings by Leila M. Harris, Jyoti Phartiyal, Dayna Nadine Scott and Megan Peloso

Wading In: Local and Global Activism

The Guardians of Conga Lagoons: Defending Land, Water and Freedom in Peru by Ana Isla

Aquatic Pollution and Women’s Health: Waves From the Niger Delta, Nigeria by Finomo Julia Awajiusuk

Water Scarcity: A Threat to Women’s Food Work and Livelihood by Olusola Olufemi and Olajide Ojo

Carry On, Carry On! River Reckoning with Miriam Love and the Thames River Rally by Kerry Manders

Indigenous Women, Water Justice and Zaagidowin (Love) by Deborah McGregor

Keeping Our Heads Above Water: Cultural Engagements

Meaningful Engagement: Women, Diverse Identities and Indigenous Water and Wastewater Responsibilities by Jo-Anne Lawless, Dorothy Taylor, Rachael Marshall, Emily Nickerson and Kim Anderson

Re-calling our HerStory: Miriam the Prophetess by Judith Maeryan Wouk

Water Front: Un documentaire par Elizabeth Miller revu par Jeanne Maranda

Hidden Hardships: Water, Women’s Health, And Livelihood Struggles In Rural Garhwal by Georgina Drew

Aunt Mavo’s Labours: A Story from Mozambique by Alexandre Silva Dunduro

Be the Water by Debby Wilson Danard


We Wait and Linger, a little by Tendai R. Mwanaka

Moorgraben by Ilona Martonfi

The Things That Come Back When You Finally Have Time by Holly Day

E. Coli, Walkerton by Jane Eaton Hamilton

Clamdigger by Ilona Martonfi

Grazing the Face of Climate Change by Penn Kemp

Gender Bias Even Among the Elements by Penn Kemp

The Sun by Saereen Qureshi

Fire Girl by Joanna M. Weston

Excuse Me for Swearing by Taryn Hubbard

On the Coexistence of Polyamorous and Asexual Lifestyles by Terry Trowbridge

What My Father Carries by Christina Foisy

disregarding the pain of others by Janna Payne

Two-Spirit People by Andrea Thompson

Setting Things to Rights by Kay R. Eginton

Bow Poised Over Violina by Joanna M. Weston

The Calm by Joanna M. Weston

The Morning Swim by Ros Tierney

What Was Her Name? by Ilona Martonfi

Middle March and Beyond by Penn Kemp

Glosa for Florence by Jenny Morrow

she comforts me by Lisa de Nikolits

My Love for My Mother Will Not Let Her Down by Elizabeth Stafford

Type the Drill Twice by Taryn Hubbard

Appeasement by Coralie Alles

Windfalls by Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

Little Cat’s Feet by Kay R. Eginton

The Reporter by Joanna M. Weston

head of the catholic church by Janna Payne

Sad Manhood by Tendai R. Mwanaka

Book Reviews

Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever reviewed by Georgina Alonso

Excisions reviewed by Eva. C. Karpinski

Paper Wings reviewed by Jordana Greenblatt

There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore reviewed by Tiffany Sillanpää

The Disarmed Heart reviewed by Olivia Pellegrino

We All Become Stories reviewed by Trudy Medcalf

Harriet Tubman: Freedom Leader, Freedom Seeker reviewed by Rowena I. Alfonso

Mary Pickford: Canada’s Silent Siren, America’s Sweetheart reviewed by Lisa Sharik

Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de la Tour du Pin and the French Revolution reviewed by Gisela Argyle

Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy reviewed by Adrian Mitter

Revolutionary Womanhood: Feminism, Modernity and the State in Nasser’s Egypt reviewed by Genevieve Ritchie

Unions, Equity and the Path to Renewal reviewed by Hans Rollmann

When Biometrics Fail: Gender, Race and the Technology of Identity reviewed by Veronika Novoselova

Fatness and the Maternal Body reviewed by Lauren Shepherd

Big Porn Inc.: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry reviewed by Vanessa Reimer

Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals reviewed by Cheryl van Daalen-Smith

Sexual Assault in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism reviewed by Reza Barmaki

Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala: Racism, Genocide, Citizenship reviewed by Caren Weisbart

Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal reviewed by Danielle Cooper

Cold War Comforts: Canadian Women, Child Safety, and Global Insecurity reviewed by Caralee Daigle Hau

Rethinking Professionalism: Women and Art in Canada, 1850-1970 reviewed by Michelle Gewurtz

Feminist Constitutionalism: Global Perspectives reviewed by Megan Gaucher

Quebec Women and Legislative Representation reviewed by Hans Rollmann

My Leaky Body: Tales from the Gurney reviewed by Victoria Kannen

Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada reviewed by Rachel Johnstone

Beyond Caring Labour to Provisioning Work reviewed by Julie Singleton

Rural Women’s Health reviewed by Cheryl van Daalen-Smith

Femmes et exils: Forms et figures reviewed by Sima Aprahamian


About the Artwork

Front Cover

KateBrown, “The Meeting,” 2014, 8″ x 10″, acrylic on canvas.

Back Cover

KateBrown, “Unicorn at Large,” 2014, 8″ x 10″, acrylic on canvas.

KateBrown grew up in the Village of Clarkson, Ontario. She earned her mfa from the School of Visual Arts In New York and now divides her time between her Creative Reserve Studio at Lilac Hill in Huntsville, Ontario and New York City. www.KateBrownArt.com.

Artist statement: Four years ago when I began to work in my forest studio, like a character from a fairy tale wandering into the woods, I entered into the unknown. After more than twenty years working on large installation pieces which you can see and read about at www.KateBrownArt.com, I set about to return to abstract painting with the knowledge that I had gained from  installations. I began to make tiny clay tear catchers like the ones I had seen in theTibilisi museum in Georgia many years before. These are small vessels designed to capture the tears of a lover as a relic of their being. In fairy tales, tears are also the catalyst for the miraculous — at the touch of tear, still things move, dead creatures awaken, new things are created. My journey had begun. I started to think alot about drops and the word ‘drop’ and how it is used — how drops use gravity and how women use gravity to give birth. Today, when a new cd is launched they say it is ‘dropped’ — the creation has been born. These thoughts then stirred fond memories of being a little girl feeding injured birds with an eye dropper, and then … the Drop Paintings began.



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