The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Living

Before taking a leap and committing to her first Big Girl YYC workshop, Tamara Brown had plans to have a life-changing surgery in order to lose weight. Following her exposure to the organization, Brown experienced a fundamental shift in her beliefs about her body, deciding not to go through with the procedure.

"If Big Girl YYC can do this for me, I can only imagine what it will do for others. I feel like this is just the beginning of something so spectacular,” says Brown.

In this shift toward body positivity, she is not alone.

Criminal justice studies professor Scharie Tavcer says the key to ending the marginalization and harassment of women, who are caught up in the justice system, lies in the early education of men.

As some Albertans move away from factory farmed meat production by eating a plant-based diet, others like Calgarians Robert Best and Brad Morgan continue to eat meat by hunting it themselves.

Calgary city council threw its support behind secondary suites in 2018. Renters talk about what they pay and ups and downs of living in in-house apartments.