Opinion: Lawyer’s statement in Huntsville abuse case offensive, dismissive

Read my letter to the editor in response to shoddy reporting and truly disturbing comments by a lawyer in a child sexual abuse case that closely parallels what I experienced.

Video: 3 Gentle Writing Guidelines

Tips for writers of any genre, any experience, any level of “expertise”. In this video I discuss some tips that work for me, some that don’t, and my journey with all-consuming self-doubt.

I also discuss the Novel Writing Marathon that I participate in every year. If you would like to donate to support Literacy Services and help me secure a spot next year, please click this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7s87br7

Website for the artist of “Cosmic”, seen in video: http://www.joyfulpaints.com/

Video: A Reading ‘Disclose’

This video was created by Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services. It is my voice reading my poem ‘Disclose.’ Thank you, MPSSAS, for creating this, and for providing the invaluable mentorship program. I am honoured to be a mentor and to have the opportunity to create this poem for the mentors.

Article: Women United! Two Muskokans march on Washington

It’s fascinating to be a part of a march so huge—you are immersed in your immediate surroundings, you can really only see and hear the nearest few hundred people. At the time we were told to anticipate 200,000 people, but to hear later the numbers had more than doubled to 500,000, and to see the photographs of a veritable sea of pink hats and protest signs, deeply humbled us. When we later learned women had marched on all seven continents, that we had joined the largest global protest in human history, we knew that the 31 cramped, antsy, and sleep-deprived hours on the bus had been worth it.