Valerie Stachurski’s Charming Empire

One of the best perks from being active in social media has been the opportunity to meet, befriend and surround myself with successful, bright and beautiful ladies. I can’t remember the first time noticed Val on Twitter, but I remember thinking, “who does this chick think she is in her…

Across Party Lines

When news broke this afternoon that Jack Layton would be holding an afternoon press conference, hearts dropped across the country. Not a word had been said, but we could all imagine that this presser could only bring bad news. Ever brave and optimistic, an obviously gaunt Layton explained that he…

PodCamp Toronto diary

On Saturday Feb. 26 I attended PodCamp Toronto (#pcto2011). Here’s what I learned:

Find me @ PodCamp Toronto 2011

This weekend, the new media community will take over Ryerson University for PodCamp Toronto 2011.  The un-conference, now in its fifth year, connects content creators and communicators through self-provided programming. One of the most unique aspects of this un-conference is the concept of “Two Feet”, that is, if participants find…

Lara Logan – she was asking for it

When CBS reporter Lara Logan was subjected to a brutal sexual attack in Egypt, LA Weekly journalist Simone Wilson took it upon herself to blame the victim.

Cosmic Identity Crisis

I love to be the centre of attention.  I’m ambitious, passionate and love to talk.  I’m a little lavish and dislike the ordinary.  To anyone who’s a zodiac buff, it’s obvious what sign I fall under.  However, I was informed this morning that I am not, in fact, a Leo.…

Inspiring the Youth Vote

They say the youth are apathetic when it comes to politics. As a young woman of 22, I’d like to disagree. We aren’t apathetic; we just aren’t motivated, at least not by traditional methods of politicking. If you want the youth vote, you can’t confine your canvassing to knocking on…