Women and Children First

A survey released last week is a reminder of how little women’s lives have changed. The Prosperity Project, in partnership with Pollara Strategic Insights, surveyed parents working outside the home in Canada and found that one third of women were contemplating leaving their jobs to attend to “home responsibilities” during the pandemic. Apart from being…

My COVID-19 Journal – Day 70

Somebody reading my weekend Journal made the following comment on Twitter that resonated with me: “Many of us lack the time needed to reflect on what stress management strategies would be truly helpful – particularly those of us who are juggling care responsibilities along with everything else.” This resonates with me because I consider myself…

We Should All Be Feminists

As International Women’s Day approaches, I wanted to mention a short book, adopted from a TEDx talk that you could read to reflect on what feminism means in this #MeToo age. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning novelist from Nigeria and she wrote We Should All Be Feminists. Adichie argues that “Boys and girls are…