BIO

Anne Thériault is a Toronto-based writer and cat enthusiast who blogs about feminism, mental health, and parenting. You can follow her on twitter at @anne_theriault or her blog at The Belle Jar.

Anne Thériault's Articles

We Need To Stop Devaluing Femininity

We live in a culture that simultaneously claims to embrace the equality of men and women and at the same time seriously devalues femininity.
Anne Thériault    |   12.21.15 12pm   |   SHARE

Everything About Postpartum Bodies Is Different (And That's OK)

Spoiler alert: they look like bodies that have been recently been filled with a quart of amniotic fluid, two pounds of placenta plus a kid. This is not a bad thing.
Anne Thériault    |   04.26.15 4pm   |   SHARE

An Annotated List Of All The Fictional Characters I Had Crushes On When I Was A Kid

Was Tommy from Third Rock From The Sun a slimy old alien dude or a 12-year-old boy? In retrospect, it doesn't matter.
Anne Thériault    |   04.20.15 2am   |   SHARE

A Happy Death, Full Of Light And Color

It's possible to mourn and celebrate, to be with someone you can't see or feel, and to find some kind of joy even when you're mired in loss.
Anne Thériault    |   04.9.15 2pm   |   SHARE

Spring Has Sprung And It's Suicide Weather

Spring is the realization that if you can't believe in the possibility of change, then what have you got left?
Anne Thériault    |   04.3.15 2am   |   SHARE

The Little House On The Prarie Characters: From The Genocidal To The White Supremacist

Of course, Pa wasn't perfect. He had a definite libertarian/white supremacist/manifest destiny streak.
Anne Thériault    |   03.26.15 2am   |   SHARE

For Trolls, Not Even My Young Child Is Off Limits

This is what it's like to be a feminist on the Internet who also happens to be a mother.
Anne Thériault    |   03.18.15 7am   |   SHARE

Russian Witch Baba Yaga's Guide To Feminism

Promote healthy consent by asking visitors to your chicken-legged hut only if they came of their own free will.
Anne Thériault    |   03.12.15 2pm   |   SHARE

Death Of Toronto Trans Woman Sumaya Dalmar Highlights Human Rights Crisis

The deaths of trans women like Dalmar constitute an emergency; there's no other word for it.
Anne Thériault    |   03.5.15 2pm   |   SHARE

Depression Stole My Ability To Imagine A Different Tomorrow

I could tell my therapist that tomorrow I will eat toast for breakfast instead of a bagel, and technically I will have done what she's asked.
Anne Thériault    |   03.2.15 8am   |   SHARE