Category :Inspiration

Posted in : feminism, Healing, Inspiration on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 8

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..

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..

Posted in : Faith, Healing, Inspiration, Relationships on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot Comments: 4

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..

It seems important that I use this platform I’ve been given to be honest. And the truth is that I almost didn’t do this speech. The truth is that I have spent the last few weeks feeling like I have been asking too many questions and dealing with too many triggers in the past two..

Posted in : feminism, Healing, Inspiration, Words on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 3

Today is SlutWalk Toronto. I’m not there for a whole hoax of reasons, but some day I will be. I found myself thinking of the speech I gave at SlutWalk Winnipeg in 2012. There is so much more that I wish I could have said back then, and even more that I’d add to it..

Posted in : feminism, Inspiration, Words on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot Comments: 2

I sometimes feel as though I drive people in my life absolutely insane with the amount of attention that I pay to specific word usage. I may have said in a previous piece, but typically when I’m involved in a conversation, I am paying attention to two things: “what is the meaning of what is..

Posted in : Inspiration, Zimbabwe on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot Comments: 3

So, I was kind of grumpy today because I worked 9.5 hours. I came home with a sore back and was hungry and thirsty and knew I had to shower and do laundry still. And just in the midst of my grumpiness, I saw the date and realized that one year ago, I was awake..

On May 22nd, 2011, I sat in a church in Zimbabwe and became a Christian. And then on May 22nd, 2013, I found out that I was accepted to the World Vision CIDA Internship posting in Zimbabwe.   I’ve been missing Zimbabwe a lot since I got home. Some days, I wouldn’t trade the luxuries..

Posted in : Inspiration, Words on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemium Comments: 3

Name: Stacey Noel Ingram How I know/heard about them: I went to school with Stacey for a year, but didn’t really get to know her until after, when she had already graduated from Booth. We chatted on FaceBook for a while, and then ended up going and having “coffee”, and our friendship grew from there…

Posted in : Healing, Inspiration, Music, Words on by : Sherrie-Lee Chiarot , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

I’ve been listening to a song on repeat for a little bit now. “Comes and Goes in Waves” by Greg Laswell. Actually, I’ve been listening to it and watching it. I like words, and am endlessly fascinated by how they are used. A friend asked me recently how my interest in words plays into the..