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Showing posts from March, 2018

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day and there are enormous amount of topics on the subject of gender equity that will rise in discussion as a result. The obvious ones, ones that really need to have greater and greater pressure applied, are pay equity and opportunity for advancement. However, not entirely in the subject of the workplace, there are still a whole host of issues that face today's women. The #metoo movement is a very profound example of where we, as a society, really need to keep the heat on. However, there is one topic that doesn't really get a lot of discussion and that is the place of transgender women in all of this. It is also time that role is discussed and Denise Balkissoon is bringing this to the front in the Globe and Mail today. What caught my attention, in particular, is the recognition that the path to womanhood is not universal and never has been. Even should trans women not exist, one women's journey is not the journey of another. Not

Jessica Platt

Jessica is a professional women's hockey player, playing for the Toronto Furies and, now, she's the first openly transgender woman playing professional sports. I'm seeing more and more of these stories every day as people shake of their fears of rejection and bring their whole selves to the front.   The other thing I really like about this story is that she's playing hockey. How Canadian! I'm also really happy to see that the CWHL and her teammates are very supportive of her journey and I hope this will be another journey that helps to show that the trans experience is a human one. How did she come out? Well, it's quintessentially modern... I hope that I can inspire others to live their lives true to who they are and to never give up on their dreams. #cwhl #transgender #transathlete #wearethegsme #furiesfever A post shared by Jessica Platt (@jplatt32) on Jan 10, 2018 at 8:11pm PST