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Dear Donor Recipient

I imagine this day six years ago was pretty hectic for you. A phone call, frantic packing to get ready, the nervous preparations for an operation that would change your life. For us, the preparations were much different. A church service, picking a grave site, phone calls from family and friends, and trying to figure… Keep Reading

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In Loving Memory of Rehtaeh Anne Parsons

Well, today is here again, and again I’m breaking into pieces. I don’t have a poem or story about loss, or grief, or love. I just have this photo I looked at this morning and thought of what I would give to sit on that bench beside you for just one minute. I would give… Keep Reading

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Thank You Lauren Hill Academy, Montreal

It was a pleasure meeting you all today and talk about Rehtaeh. Every time I get the chance to share her story I feel as if her voice is heard and her life had meaning. Remember, if you need help please talk to a teacher, your parents, or a school counsellor. Keep Reading

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Confronting Toxic Masculinity

“I wasn’t surprised by the list. The kids like the kid who made the list aren’t the outliers. It’s the people who speak up about it that are. And that culture needs to change.” Gabriella Capizzi, Student When people speak up, change happens. That’s the lesson and takeaway from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Maryland, after… Keep Reading

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Intervention Done Right

Joanna Chiu, Bureau Chief at the Toronto Star and The Star Vancouver, put up a thread on Twitter yesterday about an incident that happened during on a flight she was on. Sitting behind her was a teenage girl and an older man the girl didn’t know. At some point in the flight the man asked… Keep Reading

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Thank You Brookfield and Bell High Schools

I want to give a very special thank you to the students of Brookfield and Bell High Schools in Ottawa, for welcoming me and giving me an opportunity to speak about Rehtaeh’s story. It’s a hard story to tell, but it makes a difference. Always remember you matter, your voice matters, and speaking up for… Keep Reading

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