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Lisa Macuja-Elizalde: breaking barriers at the barre

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde: breaking barriers at the barre

Prima Ballerina – Lisa Macuja Elizalde in full costume as the White Swan for her Swan Song Series back in 2013. Image from Ballet Manila. Lisa Teresita Pacheco Macuja-Elizalde was born on October 3, 1964 and is a Filipino prima ballerina. In 1984, she broke barriers...

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Travelling through museums: Vietnam

Travelling through museums: Vietnam

The Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi. Photo by Christophe95. Museums are not neutral.  Despite what many people think, museums are not, and never have been, neutral. Yes, they can be an invaluable educational source, but it is up to the consumer to realise that...

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Why I Game: Michelle

Why I Game: Michelle

Township loading screen. I’m a creature of habit, I love routine and I crave structure. The last year has not been good for this. March 2020, like a lot of people, I transitioned to working from home. While this had its perks (no more three hour daily commute!), it...

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Interview with Adi Topolosky: feminist sports advocate

Interview with Adi Topolosky: feminist sports advocate

Adi Topolosky, 2020. Photo courtesy of Dahlia Topolosky. In January 2020, Adi Topolosky, who was 11 years old at the time and a keen basketball player, experienced gender-based discrimination while trying to buy sneakers at Foot Locker. However, Adi did not let this...

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Sadako and her paper cranes

Sadako and her paper cranes

Sadako at the hospital. Copyright: Sadako Legacy NPO Born in 1943, Sadako Sasaki was just two years old when the American pilot Paul Tibbet flew his B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, over Hiroshima, Japan. On August 6, 1945, by order of then President Harry S. Truman, Paul...

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Wiki-Women: Rewriting the Past

Wiki-Women: Rewriting the Past

If you open the internet and search for just about anything, chances are a Wikipedia entry will be your top search result. From social groups during the French Revolution and the origin of avocados to who invented the zipper and how to make a tourniquet, Wikipedia has...

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The Power of Fracturing Fairy Tales

The Power of Fracturing Fairy Tales

Once upon a time… There is something inherently nostalgic about those words. They bring us back to childhood, when we were first introduced to fairy tales. For me, I’m brought back to a cold winter’s day. Not a weekend, but a weekday. I was supposed to be in school,...

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Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

My favourite book growing up was the 1908 Bildungsroman novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery. It tells the story of a young orphan girl, named Anne Shirley, who is adopted by siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. They...

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Why We Need Girl Studies: Mary Celeste Kearney

Why We Need Girl Studies: Mary Celeste Kearney

Mary Celeste Kearney is the Director of Gender Studies and Associate Professor of Film, Television, Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She is also on the board of the International Girl Studies Association, and is currently editing a special issue of the Girlhood Studies journal that focuses on articles about girls of color and other marginalized forms of girlhood.

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