The Blogging Carnival just wrapped up its sixth edition!
What’s a blogging carnival?
A blogging carnival is when a bunch of bloggers converge on one site to write about a given topic, allowing readers to read a variety of takes on that issue.
How does it work?
From Valentine’s Day to International Women’s Day on March 8th, hundreds of young women shared opinions and stories by connecting on kickaction.ca This year, young women blogged about history, social justice, courage and female heroines. Exploring a new theme every week of the Carnival, there was a new blog every day.
The themes and schedule were:
February 14th: Official start of the Carnival
February 15-21: HERstory
Here's your chance to reclaim history by telling HERstory! Blog about little-known stories from Canada's history starring women, young women or girls. Or, share something meaningful about your family history or community history as you, a young woman, see it!
February 22-28: Resistance and Courage
Share thoughts and stories about bullying and oppression; share stories about fighting injustice, or tales of moments when you wished you'd spoken up but didn't. Stories of loud bravery, or quiet acts of courage.
March 1-7 Super Heroines
Who inspires you? Share stories of inspiring Canadian women past or present. They don’t have to be celebrities, they could be women from your community or even your family! Who are they and why do they inspire you? Or, if you could speak to them, what would you say?
March 8th: International Women's Day and official end of the Carnival
The Blogging Carnival’s objective is to provide an activity that is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. The Carnival, just like kickaction.ca, creates a space for young women to address the issues they face and to exchange comments and thoughts.
The Blogging Carnival is part of the Girls Action Foundation National Day of Action, an annual event to raise awareness about the challenges faced by girls and young women. The Day of Action provides resources and opportunities that empower girls and young women to institute change in their lives, their communities and in the wider society.