Am I a feminist? Absolutely! And why shouldn’t I be? To me, it’s all about creating awareness about both sexes being equal in all corners of the world and for allowing women to have a choice on how they live their life; including who to marry, what to study, and what to wear. As a female in a city that I consider one of the safest in the world, I still experience sexism in my life in various forms – being cat-called by omnious strangers being my number one aggitation.
But I tend to forget how rampant sexism really is, even in my own city. I am lucky to work in an environment where it is predominantly women (and gay men) who are calling the shots – and we do it well – but there are millions of girls and women around the world who do not have the opportunities or access to the choices we have in our spoiled Western world.
One organization which is building awareness of these issues of Plan Canada’s Because I Am A Girl. Visit their website and see how you can get involved, or come support the cause by coming out to Wear !t Loud this Thursday, August 19. Tickets are only $25 and you can purchase them here.
YYZ Live is producing the Wear It Loud Bash at This Is London (364 Richmond Street West). Benefiting Plan Canada’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign, W!L 2010 promises to deliver an unforgettable party for a cause.
This illustrious event is hosted by Rick Campanelli from ET Canada. Bringing fashion and music to life, with the latest ‘Barbie’ collection of renowned Canadian fashion designer David Dixon, and headlined by electro-pop sensations Anna Cyzon and Candy Coated Killahz, with endless libations of DJ Chris La Roque from Paris.
Poised to be a sold-out seen and be seen event, Wear It Loud will bring together prominent personalities in fashion, music, television, sports and Bay Street professionals. So prepare yourself for a night of mingling, cocktails, and stylish hors d’ouvres while you dance the night away.
Because I am a Girl is a pronounced and established division of Plan Canada, launched specifically for young women in underdeveloped countries. Their mandate is to provide strength and knowledge for these girls. They understand that investing in girls is the key to eliminating poverty and creating a better world. It is a global campaign to claim a brighter, safer future for girls.