The crimes against Leah's daughter highlighted significant problems with many of the institutions parents rely to keep their children safe and eventually, this story would the catalyst for change. It’s just a shame that Leah’s daughter Rehteah had to pay for those changes with her life.
The news out of Halifax is just heartbreaking. A Syrian family came to Canada in 2017, searching for peace and safety, but unimaginable tragedy followed them.
I launched this web site about twenty years ago as a way to share my life and write about the things I found interesting. As a former Apple employee some of my posts were Tech in nature, some reflected my love of photography, and some were just general posts about my travels and life. Everything […]
Like I mentioned in my last post, we came back to Halifax for a couple days to be part of a mini-series documentary about cyber-abuse and sexual violence. Rehtaeh's story was hard to go over again in so much detail, but every time I tell it there's something about her I had forgotten.
We headed back to Halifax yesterday to help with a documentary about Rehtaeh and cyber abuse. Only staying for a couple days before going home to Toronto.
*The names in this story have been changed. [su_dropcap size=”3″]I[/su_dropcap]t sounds familiar — the anger, the sorrow, the pain, and the confusion. How could doing the right thing leave you feeling so let down? So disappointed? Anne’s story hits close to home. Another young victim forever changed. She tells me that she “feels like she’s […]
We meet with Murray Segal and understand why the review needs to be delayed. It is for the best and I agree. [divider] MEDIA RELEASE Independent reviewer Murray Segal is recommending that he delay his review of the police and Public Prosecution Service response in the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Mr. Segal met with the Parsons […]
Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh’s life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action. These are some […]
PLEASE VOTE: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf16846 The focus of the Rae of Light Centre will be a safe haven for youth who may feel judged, rejected, or lost in the midst various forms of abuse. Rae of Light would offer direct services from mid-day into evening and would also enable 24/7 services for online communications. The full portfolio […]
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure to speak with Freddy Webber. Freddy is the host of CKDU Radio’s The Most Maple Morning. I was invited by musician Patrick Murray. Patrick is playing tonight at a Compassion Action CD release event at Big Leagues in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The funds raised from this CD will support […]