Run it Like a Girl

Episode 7: Run it like a girl with Dr. Amanda Parriag, President, Media Action

October 01, 2018 Season 1 Episode 7
Run it Like a Girl
Episode 7: Run it like a girl with Dr. Amanda Parriag, President, Media Action
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Run it Like a Girl
Episode 7: Run it like a girl with Dr. Amanda Parriag, President, Media Action
Oct 01, 2018 Season 1 Episode 7
Dr. Amanda Parriag
Dr. Amanda Parriag is the president of Media Action, an Ottawa-area organization that responds to the misrepresentation of women in the media, including advertisements.
Show Notes

Dr. Amanda Parriag is the president of an Ottawa-area organization called Media Action. It was created to respond to the sexism and bias that many believed were misrepresenting women in various forms of media including advertisements. The organization now runs workshops, through their program, Informed Opinions, aimed at teaching women how to write Op Ed. pieces to ensure their ideas and opinions are heard in the media. Media Action also runs a program called Ask Women Anything, where female experts on a variety of topics are invited to speak. Topics range from indigenous issues to the Me Too movement. Amanda is optimistic about the future, saying the girls growing up now are fearless, inspiring, and are taking the world by storm.