The value of interviews


Hanging out with someone who hasn’t been drinking your kool-aid is a useful thing to do, every now and again. Being asked questions that encourage you to articulate and defend the principles you hold dear forces you to get clearer about why you believe and act the way you do.

Earlier this week, Lauren McKeon of J-Source, a website of The Canadian Journalism Project, aimed her five questions at Informed Opinions.  She challenged us to clarify what exactly the absence of women’s perspectives means for media consumers, and to defend the notion of “a woman’s voice”.

Here’s what we said in response.

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Founder and Catalyst of Informed Opinions, and an award-winning author, educator and women’s advocate with more than 20 years of experience on both sides of the microphone. Since 2010, Shari has helped amplify the voices of thousands of women across Canada, supporting them in sharing their insights and analysis with a broader public. Her most recent book, OMG! What if I AM the right person? advances those goals.

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