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Anonymous Comes To Town #JusticeforJaneDoe

“Bro, they raped her!… haha … This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” From The Guardian: The sleepy rustbelt town of Steubenville, Ohio, was once best known for high school sports and as the birthplace of Dean Martin. But when a teen sexual assault committed by two members of the football team surfaced, the… Keep Reading

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A Donor Recipient

A couple days ago I posted a letter we received from the donor recipient of Rehtaeh’s heart. This post is from a recipient of one of her kidneys. We’ve become friends since then and I’m grateful for his kindness and support. Today is also his birthday. Written on Facebook on the 10th of April, 2018.… Keep Reading

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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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