YA to the Rescue: On Therese Casgrain & A Mad, Wicked Folly

This disturbing piece of news about the Harper government erasing Canadian feminist and women's rights activist Therese Casgrain's name from an award (not to mention that her image was also removed from the $50 bill in 2012) made me feel many things. Angry, obviously. But also disappointed, uneasy, and incredulous. It's easy to take the … Continue reading YA to the Rescue: On Therese Casgrain & A Mad, Wicked Folly

Putting on my Scholar’s Cap: My Contribution to Knowing Their Place

Once upon a time I was a bright-eyed Master's student in the University of British Columbia's MA in Children's Literature program. I have said it before and I'll say it again, enrolling in this program was the best decision of my life. It has led to all sorts of wonderful opportunities for me, including my … Continue reading Putting on my Scholar’s Cap: My Contribution to Knowing Their Place