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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..

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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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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..

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“I don’t think being post-racial is a worthy ideal. . . I think we should be fully comfortable with seeing somebody of a different ethnicity, and recognizing that they are. The problem comes when we make irrational assumptions after we notice that. . . Forget race, and look at gender. I don’t think most women..

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Tell me about 10 books that have stuck with you – don’t over think it, just pick 10, list them and then tag 10 friends! Here’s my list, in no particular order: 1) A People’s Power by Hugo Bonjean. Quote: “To be love is to become the music when you are dancing, to be the..

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-This is a lot more work than I expected.  Not only has the amount of reading gone up significantly from undergrad, but the participation grades are between 20-35% in all of my classes. -I don’t like talking in class.  I’m always more of a listener than a talking in a group setting (sup, introversion?).  I..

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Today is my birthday. It is incredibly bizarre to me that 9 years ago today, I didn’t think I wanted to live. 8 years ago, 7 years ago, 6 and even 5 years ago, I struggled with wondering if I wanted to live. Over the past few years, “Happy Birthday” has been important to me…

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July 21st is a strange day. Sometimes it sneaks up on me. I’ll be going about my day and see the date and feel the pep leaving my step. Other times, for months in advance, I will be aware of the day approaching. I will look at my calendar and constantly be reminded of what..

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