Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Molly River Ryan, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Lucy Maud Montgomery

The project is an exploration of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her impact on women's rights in Canada.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Lucy M. Montgomery wasn't paid as much as men to write. She had to enter into a contract to get published which gave her less pay than male writers. Lucy M. Montgomery wasn't even paid what she was owed under that contract and had to fight long legal battles to get paid what she was owed.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Lucy M. Montgomery was not just an author. She advanced women's rights in Canada.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

As a girl today, I face less challenges based on my gender than Lucy M. Montgomery would have in her time. I am free to write and if I write well enough, I could get published without the same struggles. I like to write just like Lucy M. Montgomery. In my time, I can be anything I want to be.

  • Betty Fizzard

    Great Job Molly!!!
    20/06/2018 9:01:17 PM

  • sarah

    molly you so good
    20/06/2018 7:21:04 PM

  • sarah

    good job
    20/06/2018 7:05:19 PM

  • McGillivray Fiona

    Molly that was amazing , best of luck!
    20/06/2018 4:02:36 PM

  • liz

    Love, the costume, Molly. You look like the perfect Ann. Good luck.
    20/06/2018 12:26:39 PM

  • Paul Nauss

    Awesome Molly
    20/06/2018 8:03:42 AM

  • Chris Arsenault

    Great Job Molly..very talented you are.
    20/06/2018 7:42:16 AM

  • Maddy Mooney

    Good job and good luck i miss you alto hope you win you desserve it-maddy Mooney
    18/06/2018 4:52:31 PM

  • Rena

    Excellent job!
    16/06/2018 10:12:12 PM

  • Marie

    Awesome job Molly!!!
    15/06/2018 8:21:43 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.