Outside the Realm of Acceptable: How TED 2010 Prize Winner JR colours the world

Love this video of JR, an anonymous French artist and photographer and the 2011 TED Prize winner. I love how he lives and works outside the box. I love what happens when we take the boundaries off what is acceptable and possible and do something really great. (HT, Mike)

The Candy Shop: Creepy Fairytale/Movie with a Powerful Message about Human Trafficking

I still have goosebumps after watching this trailer for the upcoming release of The Candy Shop, a fairytale-style short film about child sexual exploitation. The line that gripped me? “If there wasn’t such a need, there wouldn’t be so much business, now would there?” Reminds me of something Benjamin Perrin said Monday night at the […]

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 […]

Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World

This song takes me to young girl family car rides through the Karoo, listening to “Hooked on Country” and ABBA. Now I especially love it for its message. This little bit of Johnny Reid might just have to be part of my morning ritual now. (Thanks to Sue-Ann for the heads-up.)