Back in August I had started a go fund me to raise money for period products for those who can not afford them. While my first attempt was not as successful as I had hoped, today I made my first donation to the Calgary Food Bank. I will not stop here. I will make another […]Read More First Donation
I have a friend who has this quiet courage. She’s not boastful or conceded, she doesn’t pretend to have answers to her questions or act like she has it together. She’s real, raw, vulnerable and is learning to navigate through her life. She stumbles and loses her way, finds herself and pushes through. My friend […]Read More Remarkable Grace
Have you ever needed to hear something A pick me up from someone that wasn’t a regular motivator in your life. Like from those who see you in a way you don’t see yourself, but want too. Words of encouragement or a belief in your character that stretches beyond your idea of yourself. To know […]Read More Well timed text
Every moment spent in doubt Is time denouncing change Becoming greater, better, more deserving Its hard and worth the struggle Hindsight always knows Don’t hide away your uniquely individualized gifts Trust you are better than you know. Than you can even fathomed ever dreamed You may feel lost, helpless even Don’t It’s the dark lying […]Read More Because you need to hear it
GIRL It’s the Day of the Girl. What exactly is that? What does it even mean? In 2018 Plan International Canada has marked October 11 is asking its girls to defy normal. It’s the thought that normal is girls being denied equality. They are encouraging the celebration of girls that dare to be Defiant Girls […]Read More Day of the….
News flash….. It’s 2018….. I needed to pretext this post with the date because I can not believe what is coming after. I have a necklace, on the pendant it says Feminist. At work today someone (a woman I work with) asked me what it said. So I said “Feminist” she said “that’s what I […]Read More Giving my head a shake
It’s front page these days, another sexual assault, another man, another survivor. You can’t turn anywhere these last few weeks and not be smacked in the face with an instance of sexual assault. The #metoo and #timesup movements are still making waves daily. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are talked about more now then I […]Read More Know… means NO
You live in the darkest part of me its cold there, a place that is rarely visited and often forgotten. However in that corner it’s where you reside. On the rare occasion when you make an appearance in my memories you are met with disgust and resistance. I once welcomed you, felt comforted by your […]Read More Dark Corner Memories
To those who came before me. And sadly those who came after I believe you We believe you Every remembered unwelcomed touch Every breath against your violated skin I believe you We believe you Your story is one of strength One of survival Do NOT feel shame I believe you WE believe you Do not […]Read More #BelieveSurviors
What kind of person are you? Are you the one that lives in the past Or embraces change with encouragement Do you allow those you love to make their own mistakes to learn from Or interject with your experiences assuming the same outcome What kind of person are you? Do you love with wild abandonment, […]Read More What kind of person?