Category Archives: Women

Women—the people, profiles and stories that make up most of Herstory.

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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Elizabeth Brewster (1922 – 2012)

ELIZABETH WINIFRED BREWSTER August 26, 1922 – December 26, 2012 Elizabeth Brewster led a quiet life, but her poetry left a singular and insightful voice on the Canadian landscape. She was born in Chipman, NB, in 1922 and died in … 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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IWD 2013: Ending violence against women

In producing the Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar, the Saskatoon Women’s Calendar Collective (SWCC) celebrates Canadian women every day. But it never hurts to celebrate just a little bit more. March 8 is International Women’s Day, and you may be surprised … Continue reading

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This Week in Herstory 2012: Betty Ann Baker

This week in Herstory 2012, we honour the achievements of Betty Ann Baker, an advocate for the underprivileged, unemployed and disadvantaged in the Niagara Region. In 1981, she helped create Niagara Peninsula Homes, which now manages 2,700 non-profit housing units. She … Continue reading

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