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Girlcott: More Kidlit Meets Activisim

Desma is excited about her 16th birthday party, which involves the whole class going to a movie at the local theatre. On top of that, she has the Empire scholarship, which only brings her closer to her dream of becoming an actuary. But things are beginning to change in Bermuda and when a progressive group… Continue reading Girlcott: More Kidlit Meets Activisim

Book Club · Culture

Maddie & Sayara: Kidlit Meets Activism

When Maddie meets Sayara on vacation, they become instant friends – bonded through their similar attitudes towards life. But despite their similarities, Maddie and Sayara come from two different cultures with two very different attitudes towards girls. While Sayara struggles in her home country with the unfair laws that recently landed her cousin in jail,… Continue reading Maddie & Sayara: Kidlit Meets Activism

Perspectives

The Invisibility of Dark Skin Women in the Cosmetic Sector

 Source: stylecraze.com For many women, the simplest idea of finding yourself without makeup is an excuse to go shopping. It’s like going out on an adventure seeking what is new in the market for them, probably like “me” time.  For me, each second of this process can be a fight, where most of the time I… Continue reading The Invisibility of Dark Skin Women in the Cosmetic Sector

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If Your Partner Pays for a Date, Can You Still be a Feminist?

Amanda: I don’t think allowing someone to pay for you makes you any less of a feminist, the same way paying for someone doesn’t make you more of one. The question is problematic in itself because it only takes into account heterosexual interactions. The problem is not one partner paying for the other but the… Continue reading If Your Partner Pays for a Date, Can You Still be a Feminist?

Book Club · Culture · Perspectives

Mirror on the Veil: Addressing the Diverse Perspectives of Muslim Women

Back when I was doing my undergraduate, one of the societies in our university was having a debate on the hijab. It promised to be the same old rhetoric that we’ve been hearing over and over again for years: is the hijab oppressive? Can Muslims be feminist? There was nothing new, innovative, or revolutionary about… Continue reading Mirror on the Veil: Addressing the Diverse Perspectives of Muslim Women