May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day Wisdom From Our Moms

“mama, we love you
mama, we care
mama, we love you
mama, our friend”
Spice Girls // FORA Staff

Contrary to popular belief, Mom’s don’t know everything (i.e. how to put music on their phones), but they do know a lot. To celebrate our moms, we decided to do a staff roundup of everything they’ve taught us that has stuck with us through our adult(ish) lives

Scroll through for a Mother’s Day staff roundup of the best beauty and fashion advice we got from our mamas!

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July 27, 2016

FORA Staff Picks: #ReadTheNorth With Canadian Literature


Summer is in full swing and now is the perfect time to grab a blanket, head to the beach and soak up some rays while reading a good book. #ReadTheNorth, a hashtag that’s been floating around the Interwebs, challenges us to embrace our culture and delve into books written by those who rep the true north strong and free.

In celebration of ~awesome~ Canadian authors, we at FORA decided to share our favourite Canadian literature in hopes of inspiring you to #ReadTheNorth. This list is going to be lit…CanLit, that is.

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January 5, 2016

FORA FAVES: Staff Picks of 2015

FORAFAVES2015Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Curling wands, eyebrow pencils and podcasts—those are a few of our favourite things. This year, we discovered and enjoyed a handful of new (and some old) TV shows, fashion accessories, albums and more. Click through to find out our top picks of 2015.

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August 6, 2015

Films For Women, By Women

now and then

A University of South California study revealed what we already knew was true–Hollywood’s biggest films are seriously lacking diversity. Between 2007-2014, only 30.2 per cent of speaking or named characters were women.

The report also found that most characters in top-grossing films last year were: white (73.1 per cent), straight (only 19 characters were gay/lesbian/bisexual),  and young (19.9 per cent of female characters were 40 to 64 years old). Most of these films were also directed by men, only 1.9 per cent had female directors.

Considering that women make up half of the population and workforce, the numbers are shocking. In light of this news, we’ve asked our colleagues and rounded up our favourite films of women, by women and for women.
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