March 2019 Anthology: Lady Power Month Edition

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Happy Womens’ History Month

Happy Womens’ History Month! This last March has been all about the leading women in my life. From my mom helping out with childcare while I was on an epic work trip, to the gal pal who taught me to ‘throw my hip’ in my new LBD to my amazing colleagues past and present. My lady posse exists throughout British Columbia but are they’re also sprinkled like the brightest fucking sparkle confetti in the political wilds of Quebec, the stampeding flatlands of Alberta and the far, far away playgrounds of Australia, the US and South Africa. My women are the ones I turn to in joy and pain, sunshine and rain (to paraphrase these dudes).

This anthology rounds up some of the best bits of the internet currently tipping its hat to women while also educating us on leadership, great eats and confidence-building dance moves.

Pictured above: Moon Wind Trading Co in Yucca Valley, CA, a shop full of ephemera, weavings, crystals, clothes and more. I met a lovely hostess one night at Pappy & Harriet’s and then the next day met here again while she was working at Moon Wind for her very pregnant BFF who owns the place.

The Alison Show – an new instagram to follow featuring pelvic thrusts and booty shakes.

Two things: an awesome feminist travel magazine called Unearth Women and this article about women helping women at the US/Mexico border. Viva las Tias y Abuelas!

To catch up on all things Womens’ History Month check out the insta-feed for The Lily News’ a women’s newspaper affiliated with The Washington Post. I especially like the good news and various feminist comics strips.

A travel story of a woman, her man, his dad and a hardcore motorbike race on the Isle of Mann.

The CBC published their anthology of 15 Canadian Women to watch in the next year, an impressive list full of innovators in fashion, Indigenous health care, LGBTQ rights and sports reporting.

How New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden is showing true leadership as her country mourns the death of muslims who were killed in the country’s largest mass shooting as told by Al Jazeera.

Hashtag remote living… I’m so thankful to lady friends who were off island and who bought me copies of the Globe and Mail shortly after a petite, Indigenous power house with the initials JWR charged her way into the room to speak truth to power in late February.

Montecristo rounds up the best YVR brunches to meet your babes at  

How to go local like a lady before her big day. Over at Local Love Edmonton are organizing an indie wedding fiesta at Royal Glenora March 29. Here are three ways to make your day local, indie and fun courtesy of Amy Bohn, Local Love’s ladyboss:

Old but good. As we ease out of Hygge season and into spring, bookmark this for next winter. “You don’t want Hygge, you want social democracy.” by Meagan Day in Jacobin Mag.

File under: fuck yeah. Anthropologie has FINALLY started carrying plus sizes.

I kinda knew this already, but here’s a good reminder. Community over competition. Babes before bros. Ladies doing it for themselves (while their sisters cheer them on!). A fab article by Shelley Zalis over at Forbes about the power of the pack, how women who support women are more successful. Yaaas Queen.

Lastly, in case you missed it last year I’ve interviewed a bevvy of ladies on this here blog. From entrepreneurs to chocolate tasters to wellness experts, they all kick ass while changing the status quo in their own way.

Which women are inspiring you these days?

Share your thoughts below. xo

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