HERstory 2007: Strengthening Minds to the Next Level

HERstory 2007: Strengthening Minds to the Next Level

October 11, 2007

On September 29, women from Toronto Community Housing neighbourhoods across the�city gathered for the 2nd annual HERstory conference.

The HERstory conference creates a space for young women to connect and talk about many of the things that girls have in common.� It promotes sisterhood and explores the�female identity.� Artists and performers Trey Anthony, d'bi young, and Michee Mee added their star power to the conference this year as they told of their experiences growing up in Toronto Community Housing to the mostly teen-aged audience.� Trey spoke of the inspiring journey that she took to become the creator of Da Kink in my Hair -�Mirvish Production's first-ever Canadian play.�

The young women who attended participated in workshops on topics such as: Healthy Relationships, Critical Thinking, Bullying, and Sexual Health. The workshops gave the young women the chance to learn about themselves through interactive activities and discussions.

HERstory was put together this year by the "Lil' Ms" collective; a partnership�between Toronto Community Housing, Dixon Hall, Woodgreen Youth Services, and Tropicana Youth Services.� The event showed Toronto Community Housing's commitment towards creating healthy communities that elevate young women to their full potential.

This year's conference was sponsored by the Youth Challenge Fund and held at the�Ramada Plaza Hotel�in downtown Toronto.�

Check out the HERstory photo gallery