Environmentalism, justice, and body positivity are rarely linked, but I think they should be. Due to systemic and environmental factors, many people have a much more difficult time pursuing well-being and self-care than others. Environmental justice seeks to highlight and halt the unequal distribution of the burden of pollution and environmental degradation, while also empowering all communities to have a meaningful say in environmental policy, implementation and enforcement.
Valeria’s blatant honesty about her motivation behind her look points out a saddening truth in our society – girls have more of a voice because of the way they look. Isn’t it silly that we are more willing to listen to a message because of the appearance of the person delivering it?
We are surrounded and bombarded by media of all kinds every day, so it is essential that we empower ourselves to consume media critically and intelligently.
I am sure you are aware of the major film categories at the Oscars, so now imagine the Oscar ceremonies if there were a category for “most inspirational” film. I’d like to think this might one day become a reality, so for that reason I am going to offer my selection of the most inspirational film of 2013.
There are millions of youth who often go unrecognised for their day-to-day hard work and kind acts towards making this world more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. To reflect upon the year, I have selected a few kick-butt stories that stood out for me in 2013.
When you tell us the content doesn't matter I know it's because we've become so inured to sex and violence portrayed in our media culture and played 24/7 on cable news. Have you ever thought welcoming new students like this normalizes rape culture? And that this has actual consequences? Consequences that continue the fatal cycle of people believing that it's normal to violently take advantage of someone.
On January 16th Premier Christy Clark hosted premiers from across the country to discuss health care sustainability and the 2014 Health Accord. As part of “Check Up,” a collaborative project that engages youth on health care issues, Check Your Head and BC Health Coalition organized a youth delegation of more than 15 amazing people from the Mainland and the South Island with the aim of bringing a message to the premiers from young people about the future of our health care system.