The Day I Felt Violated

My family moved from Finland to Ethiopia when I had just finished grade two, and many of my childhood memories reside in the Horn of Africa. They were very good memories – of chasing hyenas, having a dozen nationalities represented in one classroom, and taking horse riding lessons to the sound of prayers being recited […]

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In Pictures: Ride for Refuge

Hope for the Sold was a Ride for Refuge partner this fall, and some amazing people hopped on bikes and rode to support our documentary project! It was great to see representation from cities across the country – Vancouver BC, Red Deer AB, and London ON. These riders raised $2,510 for Hope for the Sold, […]

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Respect Women…Pass It On!

  Do you have a son? Teach him that women have value and worth. Do you have a brother? Show him that women have dreams and ambitions. Do you have a nephew? Give him a lesson in what it means to be a man of integrity. Do you have a cousin? Inspire him to stand […]

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Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Screenings

I am super excited that Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, a film about sex trafficking, is being screened in Ontario this month! Check out this trailer and see the event info below. Screening Information: CITY: Toronto ON WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2011 WHERE: Catch the Fire Toronto, 272 Attwell Drive Toronto, ON M9W 6M3 WHAT TIME: […]

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Christmas Pick #1: Sending A Box of Love to Moldova

Yes, it is true. Christmas is coming!  Making this announcement is strange for me, as I have rules surrounding the timeline of when it is appropriate to start formally anticipating Christmas.  November 1st is the day I usually start listening to the occasional Christmas song, followed by making cards by the middle of the month […]

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An Agonizing Essay & Some Big Questions

In university I took a political science class called “Conflict & Conflict Resolution,” in which we studied global security issues, war, and threats to peace.  The question laid before us was this: what causes conflict? What is the primary cause of war? My professor spent the first week convincing us that conflict is mainly caused […]

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