Category Archives: Canada

From the archives: Pitseolak Ashoona (Herstory 1974)

Featured in Herstory 1974, artist Pitseolak Ashoona was “part of one of the last generations of Inuit who grew up with the traditional lifestyles enjoyed by the North American Inuit since before 1000 BC.” (Wikipedia) Pitseolak began drawing in the … Continue reading

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From the archives: Annie Pootoogook (Herstory 2010)

Annie Pootoogook’s work was recently featured in MASS MoCA’s Oh, Canada exhibition, which will be showing in several venues across Atlantic Canada for three months starting June 27, 2014, and then in several Calgary venues starting Jan. 31, 2015. “I … Continue reading

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From the archives: Doris Anderson (Herstory 2011)

As editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977, Doris Anderson was a powerful voice for women’s rights in Canada, broaching contentious issues such as abortion, family abuse, divorce reform, pay equity and the problems of working mothers. “She set … Continue reading

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From the archives: LOTTA HITSCHMANOVA (Herstory 2010)

Many Canadians will remember the accented voice of Lotta Hitschmanova from her radio and television commercials in the 1960s and ‘70s that made 56 Sparks Street the second most famous address in Ottawa and perhaps all of Canada. Lotta was … Continue reading

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This month in Herstory 2013: Alexandra Hubbard Morton

As a child growing up in Connecticut, Alexandra dreamed of studying animals in the wild. As a young woman, she went to California to work with Dr. John Lilly, a pioneer in underwater dolphin communication. There, she met a pair … Continue reading

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This week in Herstory 2013: Reverend Sky Starr

Reverend Sky Starr is a minister and therapist who helps families cope with violence in a troubled Toronto neighbourhood where guns and gangs have taken their toll on the community. After witnessing the emotional impact of violence, she established the … Continue reading

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