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AuthorErin Page

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July 16, 2018

Throughout my life I’ve got to know so many fantastic women.. From my great-grandmother who was a nurse during World War II, to my sister who is currently a joinery apprentice in a male-dominated workplace, I have — and continue to be — inspired by the women in my life. I chose to write about […]

June 5, 2018

CANADIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATES TO ALLOW FOR NO GENDER MARKER On 25 May, the government of Saskatchewan, Canada, ruled that birth certificates can now be issued without a gender marker, following two complaints made in 2014 and 2017. The province of Ontario also allows for the removal of a gender marker from a birth certificate, although […]

May 21, 2018

“But they don’t look disabled!” This is something many of my friends have heard said about them over the years. To the average person, when they think about the word “disabled”, no doubt the most common image they’ll conjure up is a person in a wheelchair, or maybe someone holding a cane. But disabilities extend […]

April 3, 2017

Gender is something some of us never have to think twice about. For others, it is the first thing on our minds when we wake up and the last before we fall asleep. Gender is something so ingrained, with so many unspoken and socially enforced rules, that as soon as you start to question it […]