Sirissa Rawlins-Sabourin

Sirissa Rawlins-Sabourin

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What is it that empowers you most?
My children's hugs for sure!

What is it that you love most about yourself?
That I'm never afraid to tell it like it is; but also that I'm never afraid to just TRY...

What makes you feel most beautiful?
When I see myself in my children I know I'm beautiful.

Who is your biggest role model and why?
My eldest daughter is my role model. She exudes calm and is honestly one of the kindest 15 year old I know. She actually listens, and she is humble.

Who are your favourite cultural heroines and why?
Carrie Best. I've always been a writer and my first love is Journalism. She was the first black Canadian woman to start a newspaper. She was extremely brave.

When I see myself in my children I know I’m beautiful.

If you could pick one fictional female character to be for a day who would it be and why?
I would be Fish Mooney of Gotham. She is a take no prisoners type of woman. She is tough but sexy and fair.

What is your biggest life goal?
Own my own TV network.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
My children-bar none

What is your favourite quote?
"This is my face... Deal with it!" - The Women

If you could tell your 12-year-old self one thing what would it be?
Study!!! Study!!!

What does feminism mean to you?
It means teaching my girls that they are not fighting for equality they are fighting for the right to simply BE...

Sirissa is a Communications Specialist and Magazine Editor in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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