Excerpt: In previous years, the Film Festival had been located in one large theatre, but this year it had been divided and we took up two theatres that were near each other. Since this was my first year, I couldn’t compare, but personally I didn’t mind it too much as I was overwhelmed enough without having that many people in one place. But I heard others were disappointed at the arrangement, which I understand.
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.
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.
This video was created by Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services. It is my voice reading my poem 'Disclose.' Thank you, MPSSAS, for creating this, and for providing the invaluable mentorship program. I am honoured to be a mentor and to have the opportunity to create this poem for the mentors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA-L7genP5Q So I've been thinking for some time about what it would look like if I had a youtube channel. Like most things in my life, this was not a simple or speedy decision. I have a number of reasons for being hesitant in doing this. I'm concerned about my own privacy and safety--radical feminists … Continue reading My first YouTube video
It’s fascinating to be a part of a march so huge—you are immersed in your immediate surroundings, you can really only see and hear the nearest few hundred people. At the time we were told to anticipate 200,000 people, but to hear later the numbers had more than doubled to 500,000, and to see the photographs of a veritable sea of pink hats and protest signs, deeply humbled us. When we later learned women had marched on all seven continents, that we had joined the largest global protest in human history, we knew that the 31 cramped, antsy, and sleep-deprived hours on the bus had been worth it.