Ever made the connection between the similar ways cats and women are treated? The idea that both cats and women are 'mysterious, fickle, unknowable' creatures--when in reality, cats and women are usually very good communicators when you pay attention. Watch this video for some mythbusting, and to meet my cat daughter Priestess, who has very good boundaries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSX0IF2NoOI Check out my newest video. It's a summation and response to an amazing workshop I took in Gravenhurst (Huntsville and Bracebridge dates upcoming). In this video I talk about situational awareness, the double-bind of self-defense, and how to avoid being an easy target for predators.
Excerpt: Although it is hard to feel like I am working really hard to only lose a pound a week, it has allowed my body a comfortable and safe place to rest without my punishing interventions.
Being able to participate in a global movement is profoundly powerful. It’s important to be BRAVE and create the opportunities for discussion and change that you want to see. Of course, I say this now at thirty years old, but if you’d asked me five years ago if I’d ever do something like spearhead and speak at a rally for women’s rights, I would have laughed, then cried, then had an anxiety attack. And yes, all those things still happened, but I ALSO co-organized a strike. So to paraphrase Audre Lorde, when speaking and staying silent are both terrifying, decide to speak.
Watch a 7minute interview by Melissa Cilliers from CogecoTV Muskoa. She interviewed me about the upcoming Women's Strike, which is a global event with countless local iterations. I am helping organize the rally that is taking place in Muskoka on March 8th 2017.
Can a woman with an eating disorder, which isn’t entirely in recovery, ever attempt weight loss without triggering herself? I believe so. I believe some addicts in recovery can also have one glass of wine without relapsing. I believe women contain multitudes. But can I?