'Women for Sale' store highlights sex trafficking in Israel; Taking Action in Canada

An installation of real women for sale is getting many second looks at a mall in Tel Aviv. WomanToGo is a display of women with a price tag that includes age, weight, measurements and country of origin to draw attention to Israel’s problem with human trafficking. What I like is that this campaign puts a […]

Being the Change: A Story Behind Homelessness

I wrote over on SheLovesmagazine.com yesterday, as part of World Homeless Day. Here’s an excerpt:     “I spent the afternoon at The Front Room, the only homeless shelter in Surrey, BC. Volunteers from Relate Church served a yummy turkey dinner, complete with milk and pumpkin pie, while I shook hands and learned that even 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 […]

I wish somebody would have said this to me at my weakest point …

“Homeless girl” remains anonymous, but writes to put a new face on homelessness. In effect, her own story helps us understand some of the realities behind the men, women and teenagers, we see on our streets. “Homeless girl” became homeless on May 18, 2007. “The best analogy I can give is, it was like a snowball,” […]

If Craigslist is like Wal-Mart for human trafficking, we each have an important decision to make.

Right now I’m looking to buy a bike, sell a kid’s toy and find a water table for my son. I admit, the easiest, most convenient way is to click on Craigslist. According to today’s CNN report, about 50 million Americans use the site “for everything from buying used lawn furniture to finding a job or […]