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Rebecca Ellis is a community activist who is currently completing her M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario. She teaches part-time in the Sustainable Food Systems program at St. Lawrence College and loves spending time in her community garden plot with her two children.

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    Cultivating community

    Nestled in a small park in the bustling central Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale is a community garden project that is improving the health of the environment, the neighbourhood and the gardeners involved by reducing the social isolation and homogenization that often come with gentrification.

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    Won’t get schooled agaiin

    A vocal minority of home-schoolers are progressives, even radicals, who home-school as a way to offer their children the freedom to explore their intellectual interests and to express themselves in a loving, nurturing environment.
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    Why feminism isn’t for everybody

    Feminism is for everybody, the mantra goes. This slogan, inspired by bell hooks’ book of the same name, is widely used to envision a feminist movement that is open to all people and that, in theory, recognizes the real diversity among feminists and among women more generally. What could be wrong with that?