Darragh Dandurand, 22
As a kid I remember being acutely aware of gender relations and issues of inequality between women and men. I constantly asked questions about why it seemed that the self-confidence of most women was directly linked to the amount of makeup they were wearing and why men could urinate outside and walk around shirtless. I wanted to know why my brilliant LEGO creations were not as impressive as the curtsey I was trained to perform when I greeted my older relatives. And I desperately wanted to find out which of my cultural foremothers was just so terrible that when boys were called out for “acting like a girl” it was figuratively the worst thing that could ever happen to them.