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.

  • Stacey Osmond

    Great job. Voted!
    12/06/2018 10:49:16 AM

  • Alison Churney

    You got this Molly awesome job!!
    12/06/2018 10:28:51 AM

  • Clair Mc Donald

    Very well spoken,talented young lady!!
    12/06/2018 5:02:15 AM

  • Pat Hurley

    Wow !!!! what a fantastic job.
    11/06/2018 8:35:18 AM

  • Jo-Anne

    Awesome job Molly. So proud of you.
    10/06/2018 9:23:28 AM

  • Theresa

    Awesome job Molly.
    09/06/2018 11:16:06 AM

  • Grace McPherson

    L.Montgomery would be so proud of your great interest in her work. Wonderful job Molly!!
    09/06/2018 9:45:47 AM

  • Sheila

    Awesome job Molly. I love Anne of Green Gables. Good luck
    09/06/2018 9:19:37 AM

  • Melissa Walcott

    amazing job Molly!!!!!!!!
    08/06/2018 9:46:33 PM

  • Jennifer

    Great job Molly, beautiful!
    08/06/2018 7:40:24 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.