When the news broke about the Vancouver police sealing off Robert Pickton’s Coquitlum, B.C. pig farm searching for bodies of more then 50 missing women from the Vancouver area, I was immediately glued to the news. In the weeks and months that followed, the number of murder charges against Pickton grew to 27. [...]
Archive for 2005
I was only a young child when Marc Lepine strode into l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. I have no real memory of what happened that day. As a young woman now, I have only just begun to realize the huge impact that day had on my world.
When I began to review some [...]
I was raped. It was no urban legend. No deranged stranger jumped out of a dark alley to attack me on my way home from bible study. I was raped, as most survivors are, by someone who I knew—a boy who had been my friend for several years and who I had recently been [...]
Every cliché that has ever been used to describe acts of terror and all man-made outrages probably could be applied to life in London on and since 7 July. Everyone has a story about that day. I was on a train going into London when my parents started to ring, and my friends and boyfriend [...]
Every year my Mom and I go to Mexico. It is a time to reconnect, relax, seek out adventure, and bond. During this year’s vacation, Mexico was hit by Hurricane Wilma, the largest hurricane ever recorded. Our paradise holiday quickly turned into a nightmare, as we tried desperately to return home. Throughout this experience I [...]
“What Women Want” is an exhibition at The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University, which explores and celebrates what women have fought and longed for from the Victorian period to the 21st century. The exhibition has been created in collaboration with staff and students at London Metropolitan University and community groups from the East End of [...]