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On Wednesdays we wear pink, and on Wednesday, April 14, we wear it to symbolize that we do not tolerate bullying. The International Day of Pink recognizes that discrimination takes many shapes, whether it’s based on race, age, disabilities, gender, or sexuality. It also acknowledges that the 2SLGBTQIA+ community is no stranger to the bullying and violence that stems from hateful beliefs.
While progress has been made towards removing these social barriers from our society, discrimination still persists. So, every year, on the second Wednesday of April, people around the world put on a pink shirt and stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to continue fighting for equality and acceptance.
This week on #LetsTalkAbout, Editor-in-Chief, Elise Gasbarrino, is joined by three advocates that have worked with organizations around Canada to spread this message and encourage young activists to stand up: Jeremy Dias (@jersvision), John R. Sylliboy (@jrs42), and Melissa and Warner.
You may know @cynthialoyst as one of the #LeadingLadies on The Social, but we can confirm she’s much more than that. Cynthia is an award-winning sex educator, advice columnist, bestselling author of Find Your Pleasure (the book) and @fypleasure (the platform), a destination dedicated to decadence, sensuality, indulgence, and pure, unadulterated joy.
Finding pleasure is a revolution. Where society has told women to feel guilty or ashamed for embracing pleasures, Loyst shows you how to get to the heart of what you need and want in every aspect of life. Finding pleasure is also a large part of living well, which Loyst discusses with STYLE Canada‘s Editor-in-Chief, Elise Gasbarrino, on our podcast this week!
This week we’re talking about HOME DECOR with Kortney Wilson.
Kortney is the co-host and lead designer of HGTV’s hit show, Masters of Flip, and a fellow Canadian, growing up in Northern Ontario. With an eye on a country music career, Kortney moved to Nashville to pursue that dream. Her immediate success lead to her lengthy career in showbusiness including record deals and reality shows. Along with her husband of the time, Dave Wilson, Kortney began to flip houses – mostly in pursuit of making money in between gigs. After that, Kortney and Dave flipped over 125 homes. After their recent separation, Kortney has begun managing flips herself and has founded Kort & Co, a line of stylish and affordable home products sold across Canada. As an award-winning realtor, TV show host, author and entrepreneur Kortney really does it all, but credits herself for her greatest accomplishment of all – motherhood. After 6 years of Masters of Flip, Kortney has moved on to a brand new HGTV series, Making it Home.
This week we’re talking about MENTAL HEALTH with Megan Gallagher.
Gallagher is the Mental Health Guru for Millennials, who has struggled with anxiety and body image issues throughout her life and remembers feeling anxious about not being “pretty enough” herself. Today, Megan has spoken at over 750 universities across the country, given two TED talks, and even created a wellness/fitness video series with Sports Illustrated Swim cover model, Kate Bock.
On Let’s Talk About, Gallagher speaks about mental health answering the tough questions like “what if COVID never ends? What if we never get out of this?” According to Megan, these types of questions signal anticipatory anxiety – otherwise known as stress that comes with thinking about what will happen in the future.