It’s International Day of the Girl

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, and to mark it, I’m really happy to announce the release of a very special documentary my students produced. Last February I took a group of students to Kenya to shoot a film about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the work that AMREF Health Africa is doing to put an end to this dangerous practice. (You … Continue reading It’s International Day of the Girl

‘Tis the Season for Split Personality (not to mention split pants seams)

Here’s a first world problem for you: do you find yourself torn between getting caught up in the ‘holiday spirit’ while feeling a bit icky about all the excess consumption? Of course you do; it’s inevitable this time of year. On one hand we want to honour this special occasion by decorating, baking & cooking, and giving gifts. On the other hand, this all takes … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Split Personality (not to mention split pants seams)

Glamourous Gowns and Garbage Bags!

I know you’re in a last-minute panic about making something to wear to a holiday party. (Or maybe you’re not, because, like me, your office party is a lunchtime pop-and-chip potluck and your husband’s company is too cheap to allow spouses to their holiday party. Woop woop.) But if you are, Woman’s Day magazine’s December 1977 issue (55¢) has the answer: sparkling party tents! In … Continue reading Glamourous Gowns and Garbage Bags!

File Under: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Wow, I can’t believe how stupid I’ve been! Here I was thinking that all my female professor colleagues and I get paid less than our male colleagues* because of systemic sexism.  But it turns out I’ve just been dressing all wrong! Blow me down with a feather, according to this article all I had to do was wear the same thing every day to become … Continue reading File Under: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Suzanne Somers Likes My Dress

Who remembers watching endless reruns of Three’s Company?? (Go on, admit it. You can’t lie about your age forever.) Today I met Suzanne Somers (pictured on the left, in her role as Chrissy) at an event for work at which her husband was being honoured with an award. Anyway, I was introduced to her, and she said, “I love your dress!” I was wearing this … Continue reading Suzanne Somers Likes My Dress