If I mentioned the names Jian Ghomeshi or Brock Turner, I am certain the majority of you would know exactly whom I was speaking of. You would likely express outrage and anger over the acts of both of these men, frustration at criminal justice systems that failed their victims, and an outpouring of support for the women that have been impacted by the violence against them at the hands of these perpetrators.
I am so very grateful we are talking about sexual violence because w
There is a personal significance to me with Mason Jars, those closest to me know the meaning behind reclaiming the Mason Jar and so they understand why it’s important in my life.
Mason Jars have also become lanterns in my life that have a symbolism which revolves around their purpose. They are a vessel for light and are used to light one’s way out of darkness. They used to find one’s path and in a way, a lantern is a guide.
So many people have been a lantern for me at som
Just a few months ago, it seemed that this little dream of mine would always be just that - a dream. As much as I believed in the power of my village, I wasn't ever sure we would be able to come together to provide the kind of care that we believed children and their families deserved. The trauma experienced by a family when one of their own is abused is incomprehensible. The pain and anguish can seem insurmountable and often feels like there is no one to turn to for answers
In my own life, I always referred to the privilege that "allowed" these types of behaviours to occur the "Tiger Woods Complex". It wasn't about anything more or less than abusing because he felt that he was entitled to.
This is something I could never change in my personal life. The "Tiger Woods Complex" of my perpetrator was a deep-rooted, long-standing tradition that