By Michelle Brake

Back in October, the National Youth Advisory Board met in Montreal along with the researchers and contributors for the project. At the time, I didn’t have a full understanding of what kind of research groups had been completed up to that point. I found it interesting to find out that there were groups that looked at the arts as a means of expression, everything from spoken word to drawing.


One of the research groups coming up is one surrounding media consumption with youth. This topic is fascinating to me, as it is something that I am exploring further in my studies. I would love to  help facilitate or participate in a group. For an art-based approach, I think it would be interesting to see how theatre could be studied as well as incorporated as a product of the group.

I would love to run a group that focused on gender inequalities. With this past  International Women’s day, the topic has been on my mind.

What do you think?  Would you participate in a group that focused on this? What do you think are some other topics to focus on?

About the Author:
Michelle Brake is a member of the National Youth Advisory Board for Voices. She is currently in her first year of studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, doing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Geography and Drama.

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