Read my letter to the editor in response to shoddy reporting and truly disturbing comments by a lawyer in a child sexual abuse case that closely parallels what I experienced.
Jo Jordon interviewed me on her show Studio K on Hunter's Bay Radio. We talk about women's liberation as the goal of feminism, providing platforms for women's voices, and trauma inspiring activism.
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.