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The Myth of the Strong Woman

The damage we do when we designate certain women as ‘strong’

Photo: Jyotirmoy Gupta/Unsplash

Apparently, I am a “strong” woman.

This is ironic considering that after two years of consistent weightlifting, I still can’t do a single full-body pushup. I’m also incapable of reading the simplest academic article and remembering the premise five minutes later. I’m a sucker for my kids’…

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Elizabeth Hunt

Elizabeth Hunt

Elizabeth, a Montreal-based facilitator, has been developing and co-creating participatory learning spaces for the past two decades.