Real World Miracles. Or: AIDS: Reverse your Perception

Last month this Topsy Foundation television commercial by Ogilvy Johannesburg and Egg Films won a Gold Lion award at the 57th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. It tells the true story of Selinah, an AIDS sufferer who experiences the ravaging effects of her disease being reversed over a period of 90 days through the administration of […]

Just when you think you've known Loss.

“In May 2005, the Zimbabwean government embarked on a massive, highly systematic programme of demolitions of all informal housing in urban and peri-urban areas across Zimbabwe. Combined with a total clampdown on the informal trading sector, including the destruction of official vending areas and confiscation of all wares, Operation Murambatsvina (OM), or “Drive out the […]

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 […]

Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon

Teenage Girls Undergo ‘Breast Ironing’ In Cameroon (VIDEO). One in four girls in Cameroon are affected by the brutal practice of “breast ironing.” The procedure involves flattening a young girl’s growing breasts with hot objects to try and keep the breasts from growing. It’s a desperate attempt to curb the country’s high number of teenage […]