The Great Room: You feel the Love …

Elizabeth was my first Downtown Eastside hug many years ago and she’s a friend. This weekend she has also been my own personal “radical hostess,” showing me around her community. The Great Room, the sacred space run by Linwood House Ministries, is a big part of her life here and I love what she’s got […]

Friday Night in the Downtown Eastside: Drinking from a Deep Well

There were seven of us girls hanging out at the Great Room last night. I imagine this is what Gwen dreamed about when the Great Room was still just an idea. I imagine her to dream about a place where women could come into a safe, beautiful environment, find sacred space, friendship, grace and love. […]

Starting the Journey

Waiting on the platform at the YVR Airport skytrain station. It’s probably not a coincidence that I am all alone right here at the beginning of this Journey. Not another person in sight. Train arriving in 3 minutes.

Stop Buying our Girls: Would You Wait? by Hussein Ev A-slam

Check out this short video and song by Hussein Ev A-slam.

Malalai Joya in Vancouver: Canadian Launch of A Woman Among Warlords

This Saturday, Malalai Joya will be in Vancouver to launch her book A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice. 7p.m., St. Andrew’s – Wesley Church 1022 Nelson St, at the corner of Burrard Suggested Donation: $5-10 All proceeds will go towards Joya’s humanitarian projects. If you […]