This week we celebrated International Women's Day, watched Canadian Heritage Minutes come back in a majorly literary way, sipped on mocktails inspired by Massey Hall, and picked up an old classic to read.
~ "Raised in a settler colonial society, I am, like so many, familiar with the erasure of women from written history. Erasure starts, of course, by not acknowledging a group in the first place. As I combed through documents for stories about Indigenous women, I began to see some of the many ways they were — and continue to be — erased." On International Women's Day, we
read this piece by Lorri Neilsen Glenn about how women's experiences are co-opted, filtered, and erased throughout history and today.
ALU publisher Invisible Books
committed to doubling royalties for all of its women authors for the month of March, in honour of International Women's Day! We're saluting their initiative with copies of their new edition of Shacklesby Madge Macbeth, an infuriating-yet-interesting read of the lives of women in the 1920s – from women who'd turned gender marital roles on their heads, to women who were desperately stuck in them. We've come a long way, babies – but that doesn't mean we stop here.
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