We Won!

by | February 4, 2012
filed under Can-Con, Feminism

Canadian Weblog Awards 2011This won’t be news for those of you who follow Gender Focus on Facebook, but since I’ve been moving and without internet over the past week, I hadn’t had a chance to share it officially on the blog.

I’m very honoured to announce that Gender Focus has been named the winner in the Best Feminist Blog category of the 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards (last year we came in second).

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the CWAs, here’s their “About” section:

The Canadian Weblog Awards promote good weblogs of all genres from across Canada year round through regular interviews, articles, and the nomination, judging, and an award process that culminates with the announcement of the top three weblogs in each category on January 31st. The Canadian Weblog Awards are about quality not popularity, so there is no public vote. Each weblog is judged by a volunteer jury against a set of criteria.

I’d urge you to check out the amazing second and third place blogs in the category: (respectively) Je Suis Feministe and Brilliant Woman.

Part of the reason this award means a lot to me is that we’re not professional bloggers, in the sense that nobody makes any money off Gender Focus. All the other contributors and I have other jobs or studies, which can make it challenging to keep up with feminist news and to meet content deadlines. But we do manage to do this (mostly), and I can’t thank my contributors enough for helping us get to this place.

And thanks to the readers, both new and those who have been following us for the past two years. I look forward to writing new and interesting stories and to seeking out and posting more diverse feminist perspectives on a range of topics in the coming year.

If you’re interested in submitting one or more posts for Gender Focus, check out the submission guidelines and email jarrahhodge@gmail.com with any questions.



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