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August 25, 2021 42 min

We’re single, but we’re not alone. The population of singles are growing in North America – but we’re still a minority group. And like any minority group, we face discrimination and marginalization purely because we don’t have the power of the majority – even more so for single women.

If you’re wondering how that could be, you’re probably married. 😊 And your single friends and family need you to hear this episode.

Because singlehood isn’t a waiting room for marriage. It’s become an increasingly long-term lifestyle for people in their 30’s, 40’s and older. But our workplaces, businesses, even taxes, still centre the nuclear family as the “norm”.

So in this episode, we’re changing our lens to see through the eyes of two long-term single women – me, and my best friend Jaime. We go outside our comfort zones to (hopefully) de-stigmatize an issue that can still cause women to question their self-worth.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How capitalist economies disadvantage single people
  • How parents and couples get prioritized at work
  • Why getting married isn’t the solution
  • A new worldview on the modern family
  • Full transcript available here.

    Contact Rosie and find JEDI resources at:  https://www.changinglenses.ca/


    Guest Bio


    Jaime Ho is a CPA, CA who’s not your stereotypical accountant. She’s a creative artist, rock climber and baker, whose amazing cakes have been featured on the Food Network. Most importantly, she’s Rosie’s best friend, and zookeeper of two dogs and a cat.

    References and Resources in this Episode:


    Unfair Tax System for Canadian Single Seniors

    https://singleseniorstax.wixsite.com/home/updates 

    https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6017270

    Financial costs of being single:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/01/the-high-price-of-being-single-in-america/267043/

    https://www.wealthenhancement.com/blog/cost-of-being-single


    Canadian Demographic Statistics:

    https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/75-006-x/2019001/article/00003-eng.htm

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/446168/canada-single-population-by-age-group/

    https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=Canada&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Visible%20minority&TABID=1


    If you enjoy the podcast and want deeper ways to Change your Lens in work and business, check out the free resources on my website, changinglenses.ca. I also offer workshops and keynote speeches on JEDI topics like Decolonizing Corporate Workplaces, recruiting more inclusively, anti-Asian racism, and many more. How can I  support your JEDI journey? Contact me at changinglenses.ca.

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