About Anne Theriault

Anne Theriault lives in Toronto with her husband and young son. She spends her days teaching yoga, reading in cafés, and trying to figure out how to negotiate in toddler-ese.

Could a Race of Highly Intelligent Robots Teach Us About Our Own Prejudices?

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Anne Thériault wonders if human-like robots would help people move past stereotypes, or whether they’d only reinforce them. AMC’s new series, “Humans” premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c, offers an opportunity to explore that question.

Airing My Dirty Laundry – On The Discussion of Mental Health

Talking about mental illness makes people uncomfortable. But Anne Theriault is going to do it anyway.

How To Talk To Your Son About His Body

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Eating disorders are on the rise in teenage boys, and parents need to rethink how we talk to our boys about their bodies. Anne Theriault offers 24 helpful ideas.

To My Son: I Will Always Accept You And Be Proud


Anne Theriault promises her young son that no matter how he expresses his gender or sexuality, she’ll stand by him.

Bystander Effect Could Have Cost My Friend His Life

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Anne Thériault’s friend was nearly killed in a mugging, and nobody helped him. Here, some Do’s and Don’t’s for supporting a trauma survivor.

Do We Have to Be Offended By Everything?

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What do you think when you hear, “Calm down, it’s just a joke”?

100 Words on Love: The Sharp, Breathless Love

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They said, “It’s a boy!” and I started to cry.

4 Myths About Preventing Tragedies Like the Bangladesh Factory Collapse


Can you help prevent further tragedies by not buying cheap clothing or demanding everything be made in the United States? Anne Thériault explains why not.

Anger at the Patriarchy


People ask feminists why they’re so angry. But shouldn’t a sober look at how we treat each other tick us all off at once?

An Anti-Marriage Feminist Gets (Happily) Married


A young woman learns that the sexual revolution was not about destroying institutions. It was about earning people the right to choose their life path.

Why Dads Matter: A Feminist Mom’s Perspective


Anne Theriault and her husband thought they had their roles all planned out, but parenthood changed those plans.

Rape Culture: What It Is and How It Works


Rape culture is the trivialization of rape, and it permeates our society to an alarming extent.