The Canadian city of Winnipeg is referred to as The Heart of the Continent. Not only is it located at the exact center point of North America, but it is undeniably a place with a lot of heart. To give you an idea of the elements that folks living in this Prairie city endured this winter, just check out the news coverage of this year’s chilling polar vortex. While many were grumbling and hustling from indoors to underground with frozen toes in a number of ... Read More
An open letter addressed to Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, (the two members of Pussy Riot who appeared at the Amnesty International Human Rights Concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday night and the same two who recently interviewed on the Colbert Report), by the still anonymous members of Pussy Riot stated quite simply that the two are no longer considered members of the group. Their actions have been considered, by the remaining ... Read More
  Even though it’s a site that now features the incredible number of over 3.5 million articles written in the English language, Wikipedia’s female writers only make up just 13% of the overall contributors. But this past weekend, the international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon went down across the globe where around 600 participants in 31 venues collectively confronted the persistent issue of Wikipedia’s gendered bias.The inclusion of ... Read More
British-Moroccan photographer and designer Hassan Hajjaj is uniquely presenting the street culture of his native country by paying tribute to the biker gang women of Marrakesh.In the photo series titled, Kesh Angels, Hajjaj photographed his friends as models and styled them by combining traditional Muslim clothing with modern, upbeat poses. The juxtaposition of traditional vs. modern is beautiful and edgy.  While the series no doubt has a sense of ... Read More
The indie rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, Young Rival has released the very first random dot autostereogram music video for their single Black Is Good. In other words, it’s the first damn Magic Eye music video ever, and it just blew my mind! I finally gave it a view this morning, and trust me, I totally realize how silly I must have looked sitting in the office staring intensely at the snowy screen of my computer. But just like all those cross-eyed hours ... Read More
Canada is no stranger to the musical superstardom of female artists like Feist, Emily Haines, Alanis Morissette and Sarah McLachlan, just to name a few. It’s a country that continues to produce musical genius across the board regardless of gender. Yesterday morning nominations for The Junos, Canada’s music awards, were announced in Toronto. And it comes as no surprise that this year brilliant female artists are represented in almost every category ... Read More
An online petition for Disney to feature their first plus-sized female protagonist has been created by Virginia high school student, Jewel Moore. On Change.org, she explains: “I made this petition because I’m a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus sized girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media.”  In her post, Moore suggests that since Disney films are so widespread and ... Read More
Let me tell you something about my experience relocating to New York City. It’s been super freaking lonely. Leaving behind my friends and family and my 2 beloved cats has been, some days, pretty close to heartbreaking. Lately I’ve been thinking about how significant and healing the companionship of my closest feline friends really is. The fact that my regular routine (north of the border) included coming home on the best and worst of days to the ... Read More
My goodness, where exactly were you at 13 years-old in terms of utilizing creative talents and working towards establishing your career. Clearly my tweenage pastimes of jumping on beds and drinking slushies on the curb have led me to where I can be found now. But for energetic, teenaged Elle Morgan, who began DJing at 11 years-young, becoming one of the world’s most popular young DJs is starting to look like her reality. This girl has got the balance down ... Read More
Jillian Mercado, a 26 year-old New York fashion editor living with muscular dystrophy has been cast as one of the young and hip, culturally diverse models that are part of Diesel’s newest campaign ‘We Are Connected.’ Although Mercado says that it was done as a joke, a few months ago she responded to a Diesel casting call looking for young culturally representative models. Not too long after, she was contacted by Diesel requesting more pics. And it’s ... Read More
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