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I’ve been thinking about my body a lot today. I’ve been thinking about the way that my body has been changing, and my relationship with my body. Today marks 11 years since I was first sexually violated, so perhaps it makes sense that my body has been on my mind; even though the emotional, spiritual..

I need to start this by saying that I wish I didn’t have to talk about what I’m going to talk about.  I wish my thesis topic didn’t exist.  But here I am.  I am here because sexual violence is not just a small, sometimes thing.  Sexual violence is a global, human rights tragedy.  And..

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Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Announcement: Sherrie-Lee R. Chiarot-Petrie Premier Wynne, Honourable Michael Gravelle, Honourable Reza Moridi, Honourable Bill Mauro, Honourable Tracy MacCharles, President Brian Stevenson, task force members and guests: thank you for inviting me here. It feels strange to speak to you today. It feels strange to speak to you because this..

So, as Stephanie said, there are a number of things that make me who I am. I am also a researcher. I am a wife, and a daughter, and a sister, and a friend. I believe that a great Hope exists. I feel as though I am a survivor most days, but sometimes this world..

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I did something last year (with my lovely friend Stacey) called #100HappyDays. The challenge is simple: share via a social media platform one thing, for 100 days in a row, that made you happy on that particular day. It sounds kind of silly, right? But when is the last time you thought about what makes..

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Brian. Usually on July 21st, I write a letter to Andrew.  I’ve written letters of anger and forgiveness and everything in between.  Last year I reflected on how sometimes today looms, and that certainly happened this year.  I’ve been well aware of the fact that today is the 10 year mark of when I was..

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Romantic comedies get a lot of shit. So do songs (and other forms of art) that in any way portray an idea of “wrecked girl meets boy and they fall in love and girl gets healed”. I think that they get shit for the wrong reason, though. I think the problem with these movies is..

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I don’t usually make posts about healthy living or weight loss or anything of the sort. But I’ve had people comment on a few pictures that I’ve posted recently, and some messaging me that I look thinner. So here it goes. I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I was..

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A lot of people only know one version of Zimbabwe, and it is a version that has been presented by the media with a goal of making you feel sorry for the people in the country, but also want to stay as far away as possible.  And while the stories of poverty are absolutely true,..

“I can’t breathe”. What the fuck, world? How do we keep letting this same shit happen over, and over, and over again. How is it that people don’t think racism exists? How is it that nothing seems to be changing? I don’t understand. I don’t understand how hate can be so powerful and harmony can..