Benjamin Perrin launches Invisible Chains in Vancouver: the first book on human trafficking in Canada

I sat in the lobby with a few others, making notes, while Benjamin Perrin, UBC Law professor launched his brand-new book Invisible Chains: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking at the Chan Centre last night. Not getting a seat, even though I pre-registered, was still worth it. (I was able to go in during the […]

My Birthday Wish: The Journey for 12 women

Last year, on this day, I sat on this same red couch and took a big leap of faith. I asked you to join me in supporting the City Harvest School of Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, based on the outskirts of a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Little did I know that seven months later I’d […]

Guess I’m a little busy writing over at SheLoves magazine these days. I won’t lie, I love today’s story about Marcy and the Linwood House Art Experience: How Marcy Became an Artist. Marcy is pictured on the far left here with friends and fellow artists, as well as Gwen McVicker (third from the right), president […]

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Today, this makes me angry.

I have a daughter who is almost seven years old. Under Canada’s Sex Tourism Law Kenneth Klassen has been sentenced to 11 years for having sex with girls between 8 and 14. When I imagine the harm this man did to a girl that could be my daughter, it makes me really, really angry. I […]

Sentence for a Surrey man. (In related news) And thoughts on Freedom.

A Surrey man–someone possibly even in my own neighbourhood, who knows–was given a 13 1/2-year sentence today. He sexually abused his own daughters and four other little girls. All seven victims were less than 10 years old. Still angry. But also really sad now. Seven girls robbed of their innocence and freedom. via Surrey man […]