Alison Garwood Jones

Deepa Mehta

Originally published in April 2018 in Blog, Illustration

People I admire, who happen to be women: film director Deepa Mehta. I remember coming back from a press trip in Stuttgart and waiting forever at YYZ for a taxi. Deepa was waiting too and we gave each other the nod. #IndoCanadianFilm #elementstrilogy #CanadianFilm #TIFF #fiercewomen

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Let’s help more

Originally published in April 2018 in Blog, Illustration

Let’s give what we can: time, encouragement, money, and love. For those who have much and are still cranky and upset for some unknowable reason, it’s probably because you’re not doing enough for others. Changing someone else’s sense of what’s possible, changes your own.

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Gender equality …

Originally published in March 2018 in Blog, Cartoons, Doodling, Graphic Recording, Illustration

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A star is born

Originally published in July 2017 in Blog

TORONTO, JULY 2017: Filmmaker Maureen Judge‘s next documentary, Girls on the Bus, in development with TVO Docs, explores the challenges faced by teenage girls whose expectations of success and sexual equality are not being met. Maureen will follow four to five subjects during their final year of high school, and look at how the perception of […]

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Kara Walker

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

Kara Walker is one of seven artists profiled in the April 17-30 edition of New York Magazine (still on many newsstands). Doreen St. Felix describes a black female artist who is acutely aware that her work and persona are a lightning rod for the pathologies that are everywhere in the U.S. “She knows that putting […]

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#GenderEquityTO

Originally published in January 2017 in Blog

You have to work for the government you want, or else someone else will give it to you. The world is feeling that today, this entire weekend, as folks in the U.S. prepare to stand toe-to-toe with forces threatening to roll back a half-century of hard-won social gains. Last night, I was in a room […]

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Covering female territory on film

Originally published in January 2017 in Blog

Is being female ever an advantage in filmmaking? In Ep. 3 of Willful, filmmaker Maureen Judge discusses • getting female territory on film. • how she deals with setbacks. • her seminal influences. • the constant exploration of ideas and new technologies. Willful is the web series that tracks how artists and creative entrepreneurs work, thrive and survive. […]

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Capturing transformative moments on film

Originally published in January 2017 in Blog

One of the greatest pleasures and saviors of working in the arts is losing yourself in the work. In Ep. 2 of Willful, filmmaker Maureen Judge describes • what moves her the most about documentaries. • how she chooses her subjects. • how she sets out to capture those transformative moments in people’s lives. “I […]

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Tuesday sketchbook

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

She looked to the horizon and thought, …

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Carol Shields

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

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