Charlotte also created this video about victim blaming. This video trailer for my book was put together by Charlotte. She's the daughter of Susan McClelland, my co-author and dear friend. The song for the video was done by Lauren, Susan's other daughter, both very talented and inpsiring young ladies.
Time numbs the pain, but this wound will never heal. I've come to accept that truth, finally. I no longer focus on all the "lasts" we shared and instead I envolope myself in all the firsts. The first day I was a father, her first steps, first words, first day of school. The first time she ran into my arms and held me tight.
Recientemente he recibido muchos mensajes de personas de habla hispana sobre la película documental 'No Place to Hide' en Amazon. Sus mensajes son apreciados y leo cada uno de ellos. Aunque algunos días me resulta difícil responder o escribir, la consideración y la amabilidad tocan mi corazón de una manera muy buena. Por favor, sepa
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.
Happy Birthday Rehtaeh! You would be turning 25 today and all I felt this morning when I got up was immense saddness. I cried so hard for you today, and for all the yesterdays we never had a chance to share.
This is an older video I recently found. The Japanese news network sent a journalist and camera crew all the way to Halifax to shoot this segment.
The following message was posted by Rehtaeh's mom Leah on Facebook. It's a wonderful tribute to an amazing soul, RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson. Heidi, a 23-year veteran of the RCMP, died in the line of duty, protecting the people of Nova Scotia during the devastating murder spree that began Sunday in the village of Portapique.
Today won't be easy and I'm sitting here not sure what to say or write and thinking I should just go for a walk. Rehtaeh died seven years ago today at the age of 17 following a suicide attempt on April 4th. Seven years without her smile, her infectious laugh, her warmth and kindness. It
It's going to take a long time to process all the work and experiences I had in Costa Rica. From the people to the places to the deep journey we took together, this has been life changing and it gave me exactly what I needed. “Dreams gather quickly like Spring crows, and they scatter.” ~Simon