Politics can be tough. Usually you have to give up your job, donate your money and sacrifice your personal relationships to run for public office. Now add being a woman to the equation and it suddenly gets tougher. Not only do you have to contend with what other people's expectations about being a candidate, but you also have to deal with their expectations of what it means to be a female candidate. To explore the extra challenges that come along with the label "female candidate", two women - both first-time candidates - were followed during the 2010 municipal election. This project documents their highs and lows as they strove to win a seat on Toronto's city council and also tells the bigger tale of why Canada is struggling to reach better gender representation at all of its levels of government.