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 […]

On Canada Day: A Love Letter to the Strong and Free.

We started dating in 1999 and finally tied the knot three years ago. I fell in love with your flower baskets, hanging from every lamppost in downtown Victoria. Or maybe it was the seaplane ride, coasting Fraser River and Pacific Ocean. I fell in love with the fruit section at the IGA in Davis Bay. […]