Our Lives: Canada’s First Black Women’s Newspaper

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Our Lives was the first newspaper in Canada by and about Black women. Produced by a Toronto-based collective of Black feminists, Our Lives centred on the lived experiences of Black women in Canada. Employing at intersectional analysis, the newspaper documented struggles with education, healthcare, poverty, and racism, and celebrated the past and present lives of Black women.

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Our Lives – Vol. 1, Issue 2 – September/October 1986 Autumn 1986
Our Lives – Vol. 2, Issue 1 – March/April 1987 Spring 1987
Our Lives – Vol. 2, Issue 2/3 – July/September 1987 Summer 1987
Our Lives – Vol. 2, Issue 4 – Spring 1988 Spring 1988
Our Lives – Vol. 2, Issue 5/6 – Summer/Fall 1988 Summer, Autumn 1988
Our Lives – Vol. 3, Issue 1 – Spring 1989 Spring 1989
Our Lives – Vol.1, Issue 4 -November/December 1986 Winter 1986

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Black Women’s Collective (BWC)

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