What do you feel is the current situation of women in your country when it comes to female empowerment?
I feel that Canadian women are much empowered. We have been standing up and using our voices more than ever. Empowerment is about confidence and bravery and inspiration. I dare you to scroll through your IG feed without reading a story about a woman who has stood up and demanded to be heard. And people are listening. I am listening. And I am inspired.
How do you think ordinary women could become change-makers in the society?
Use your voice. Listen to other women’s voices. Don’t be afraid to comment, or speak up, or have an opinion. If you don’t like something, say it. If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it. Be the role model your younger self would have wanted. Listen to your intuition. Thoughts become actions and actions evoke change. The smallest action can lead to the biggest change.
What’s your personal idea when it comes to female empowerment?
Empowerment to me starts with me. Do I love myself? Am I proud of myself? Am I living an authentic life? I need to be able to look in the mirror and love and respect myself. There is nothing more empowering than walking into a room and owning it. Not because I am the best looking in the room or have the best clothes, but because I am not defined by what those in the room think of me, I am defined simply by what I think about myself. I am confident enough to own who I am. And in my eyes, there is nothing more attractive than confidence.