“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” ~ Robert Frank All you photographers, aspiring photographers, and creative people, here it your chance to take part in Hope […]
A couple of weeks ago while driving to an appointment with the radio on, a song came on that caught my attention. The chorus was so beautiful that I pulled over to scribble it down on a piece of paper. “I wish I was strong enough to lift not one, but both of us. Someday […]
Do you LOVE garage sales? Do you live in the Hamilton / Guelph / Dundas / Flamborough / Burlington / Waterdown area? This weekend, there will be a yard sale at Paterno Nurseries to raise funds for Hope for the Sold and Walk With Me. If you like buying second hand treasures, or supporting anti-trafficking […]
The Chrysalis Network is a non-governmental organization designed to provide free counselling and emergency support services for survivors of human trafficking and exploitation across Canada. If you or someone you know need to talk, the anti-trafficking hotline number is 1 866 528 7109. I asked Jacqui Linder, the founder and executive director of the Chrysalis Network, […]
“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.” ~Helen Keller Words of truth, spoken by someone who took responsibility despite adversity.
A scholarly paper concludes that Bedford v. Canada erroneously rewrote the law against “living on the avails of prostitution” on basis of misrepresented as well as faulty evidence, and contravenes prior Supreme Court cases and the Charter by making prostituted persons more vulnerable to exploitation. To date, living “on the avails of prostitution of another […]
Lately I have been trying to tackle a monster in my life that has been silently affecting my thoughts and my relationships. It robs me of my joy, deprives me of my creativity, and prevents me from being the best wife, friend, daughter, sister, co-worker, blogger, and activist that I can be. It is a […]