Thank You, South and Central America

The Girl in the Photo, produced for the Discovery Channel, was recently broadcast in South America. The episode Web of Lies is the story of Rehtaeh and how her life was destroyed by rape, victim blaming, and institutional failures. I can always tell when a show featuring Rehtaeh has been shown as my inbox fills

2019-11-13T16:06:40+00:00November 6th, 2019|Rehtaeh Parsons|

I Am Rehtaeh Parsons

Written by Rehtaeh Parson (sometime between the assault and her death) I am Rehtaeh Parsons. Born on December 9th, 1995 in Halifax, NS and raised in Cole Harbour, NS. My parents split up before I was even born, but they raised me outstandingly well. I gained different characteristics and learned a lot from each of

2019-05-09T20:51:05+00:00May 9th, 2019|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

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.

2019-04-10T15:14:59+00:00April 10th, 2019|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

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

2019-04-08T17:51:08+00:00April 8th, 2019|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

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

2019-04-04T14:26:02+00:00April 4th, 2019|Random Posts, Rehtaeh Parsons|

I Never Called Her #suicideawareness = #suicideprevention

I never called my daughter on the day she died. I had always been so proud of how often we talked to each other, but on the day she died I never called. I remember sitting on the couch and thinking about calling her, but I didn’t. I went to bed and woke up to a […]

2019-02-19T06:34:58+00:00February 19th, 2019|Rehtaeh Parsons|

Five Years Ago Today We Said Goodbye #RehtaehParsons

Five years ago today I spoke to my daughter Rehtaeh for the last time. I picked her up from an appointment on Quinpool Road in Halifax at 9 PM to drive her home. Along the way we talked about God, the , Buddha, forgiveness, jobs, friends, her iPad, her boyfriend, her friends, therapy, university, love, her […]

2018-04-04T06:35:06+00:00April 4th, 2018|Rehtaeh Parsons|


Early this morning we said goodbye to our little guy, Ozzy. He was 13 years old. I first met Ozzy at the SPCA after I received a frantic call from Rehtaeh. She was 10 at the time and did volunteer work there. Someone abandoned a six month old pug and that was it. Rae was […]

2019-04-02T01:14:08+00:00July 9th, 2017|Rehtaeh Parsons|

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Please contact Crisis Services Canada or your local mental health hotline.

If you are in danger call 911.

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