29 06, 2021

Some Updates and the Jordan Decision

2021-07-12T10:50:34+00:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: , |

I had my second COVID-19 vaccine so that’s good. It was AstraZeneca and the second time was much better than the first. No side effects or issues, thankfully. I’ve been taking care of myself so if you’re wondering why there’s been few posts or updates lately that’s why. I’m in

7 08, 2020

Rest in Peace Daisy

2020-12-08T12:50:11+00:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

Daisy Coleman, a powerful and much loved advocate for sexual assault victims has died by suicide, according to her mom. She was only 23 years old. Daisy's mom wrote on Facebook a heartbreaking message about her death: “She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make it seem like I

15 06, 2020

He came disguised as a man of God #JusticeForToyin

2020-06-15T14:51:12+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: |

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Oluwatoyin Salau has been found dead days after tweeting that a man who offered her a ride to church had molested her, according to reports on Twitter. Salau was last seen in Tallahassee, Florida, on June 6, reported USA Today citing the Tallahassee Police Department. Before she disappeared, Salau posted

18 09, 2019

The Believability of the Unbelievable Netflix Series

2019-09-18T12:38:58+00:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

It would be nice to imagine the new Netflix series Unbelievable was some kind of an anomaly. A story that's so outrageous it would have to be a one off tale of gross negligence, indifference, and police incompetence. No one wants to believe stories like this could possibly happen on a larger scale. Unbelievable is

3 06, 2019

Be Dre Greenlaw

2019-06-03T14:53:02+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: , |

This is a great story about bystander intervention and how it’s done. Gerry Daly of Arkansas posted to Twitter the story of his freshman daughter being drugged by someone at a college party. When an unknown man tried to “steer” her away, he was stopped at the door by footballer Dre Greenlaw who knew something

19 02, 2019

Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

2020-05-26T14:45:16+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

Rape culture is a judge asking a victim why she didn't keep her knees together while repeatedly referring to her as the "accused" during a sexual assault trial. It's a judge saying "clearly a drunk can consent" despite a mountain of evidence that the women in that case wasn't even conscious. It happens when police […]

16 04, 2014

Myths, Misconceptions, and Rape Culture

2014-04-16T10:00:53+00:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |

A concept that links rape and sexual violence to the culture of a society, and in which prevalent attitudes and practices normalize, excuse, tolerate, and even condone rape. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, and trivializing rape. Below is a list of questions, myths, and misconceptions regarding Rehtaeh’s case […]

27 03, 2014

Standing Up and Losing Faith

2014-03-27T20:04:18+00:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , |

*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 […]

23 01, 2014

Woman Calls Childhood Rapist

2014-01-23T18:16:59+00:00January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , |

A California woman has posted a YouTube video of a confrontation with a woman she says sexually abused her nearly 16 years ago. “Why did you do that,” Jamie Carrillo, 28, of Victorville, asked her alleged abuser during a secretly recorded phone conversation. “I was only 12 years old when I met you. Do you […]

11 12, 2013

Trauma Informed Care at the IWK

2013-12-11T20:15:59+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |

Yesterday afternoon Leah Parsons and I had the pleasure to speak via teleconference with Dr. Jana Davidson and Dr. Connie Coniglio regarding todays release of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Halifax Regional Municipality report. The report was “undertaken by the authors, with the agreement of the appropriate departments, to […]

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