Alysha Brilla is a young Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, nominated for a JUNO Award for her album Womyn and winner of fan awards at international music festivals.
Last Friday, Brilla and her twin sisters decided the temperature in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, was too hot to bear and decided they would all three go for a topless bicycle ride.
A female police officer saw them and didn’t challenge the situation.
Another officer, male, stopped them and told Alysha and her sisters they would have to wear tops.
“No, we have the right to go topless” was the reply and they do, by order of the Ontario Court of Appeal (1996).
Today Alysha and her sisters are holding a demonstration in Waterloo, demanding women be treated equally to men as far as going topless is concerned.
Who better represents your point of view, Alysha Brilla and her sisters, or the police officer who told them to put on tops?
The singer-songwriter joins Roy on the show to discuss.