You might remember that I sent in a Feministe Feedback two months ago. If you don’t, the basic background is that I am a seventeen year old Canadian with a budding interest in feminism and human rights and nowhere to channel it. I began to read back in the archives of your blog to learn more and followed links and read. I eventually read about grassroots movements and so on. I reached out and networked with some girls at my all-girls Catholic school during a history class as we talked about race relations in North America. I learned a lot from them. We went to the administration to try to set up a “feminist club”, but we were rejected.
So we took our fights outside. We handed fliers outside off school property, and organized independent meetings across the Toronto Catholic District School Board. This March we organized events for Eating Disorder Awareness Week and raised $2,000 across Toronto for charity and granted bursaries from our donations to young girls who have experienced, struggled with or survived an eating disorder to help them with future education.
I know that this is, on a larger scale, quite small and probably just a drop in an ocean. But I wanted to thank you for helping me find my voice as a young feminist. I have started an internet blog and am currently heading a council made up of TCDSB students to provide a meeting and speaking space for young women to discuss and learn from each other.
That’s what we love to hear, Cassandra! Keep up the good work. And leave a link to your blog in comments so others can check it out.
UPDATE: Here’s the blog.
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