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.

  • Delina

    I am so happy to see this post today. You are beautiful Molly, and your comments are most articulate and thoughtful. You will become a great writer, so keep up the wonderful job. Nice to see your face and this article. xo
    08/06/2018 6:09:08 PM

  • Theresa Laffin-Kalbhenn

    Wow beautiful job Molly, your very talented. keep it up and best of luck xo
    08/06/2018 4:56:15 PM

  • Alison Churney

    Way to go Molly...well done!! Super cutie and smart too Xo
    08/06/2018 3:03:39 PM

  • Janice

    Good luck...awesome job. Well done
    08/06/2018 12:10:28 PM

  • Tina grant

    Beautiful job Molly Ong I am so impressed
    08/06/2018 12:02:24 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.