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Marissa Matthews

Marissa Matthews, a recent Carleton Graduate is a loud and opinionated 23 year old who is not afraid to challenge societal norms. She is a creative artist who loves entertaining and making people laugh. She's dabbled in performances such as theater, spoken word, poetry and stand up comedy. In her immediate future, she hopes to focus more on her writing, performing, secure a fulfilling career in Ottawa, and continue her activist work. When she's not promoting body positivity and self-love on the gram, she is probably binge watching her new favourite netflix show, enjoying nature, or trying out a new coffee shop.

Why You Need To Listen When Someone Says They Don’t Want To Talk To YOU

This article is about my thoughts and feelings when it comes to people not listening to what I have to say but more specifically, people not listening to me when I don’t want to speak to them. This article is for anyone who feels like they are not being heard and for anyone who feels …

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Are Your Words Rooted in Hegemonic Masculinity?

Masculinity is defined as a set of attributes, behaviours, and roles associated with boys and men, WHO KNEW? Hegemonic masculinity is a kind of power system in our society that legitimizes the dominance of men and JUSTIFIES the subordination of women and other marginalized bodies. It is a concept that has been widely critiqued and …

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Ten Reasons Why You NEED To See The Vagina Monologues Show This Weekend

But first, for those of you who do not know what the Vagina Monologues are, they are a set of monologues written by Even Ensler based on interviews she conducted with over 200 women.  These women had different occupations and backgrounds so it wasn’t just white women and she turned the interviews into the Vagina Monologues …

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There Is More To Life Than Being A Parent Believe It Or Not

Motherhood is not everything in life so why is it any of your business if I reproduce? This is a concern that seems to be a common topic attached to the patriarchal control over women’s bodies. It can be through the governments’ legal control over women’s reproductive healthcare, contraception, and abortion laws which can encourage …

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