Journey to Kilimanjaro

I checked a bully…male micro-aggressions

A 17 year old boy tried to bully me on the bus yesterday….he called me ugly, said I had a big forehead. Why? because I checked him on his aggression and pretty much what could have been considered assault of his girl (friend) on the bus. After we exchanged words, a tiny part of me […]

Digging Deeper into VAW with Tropicana Community Services

Although we have the Canadian and World Stats on Violence Against Women…I felt it was important to dig a little deeper to find out more about the issue in the Communities the #NoMeansStop Journey to Kilimanjaro is meant to serve. I recently met with the phenomenal team of Tropicana Community Organizations VAW Services who answered […]

Journey to Kilimanjaro- Conversations on Consent- Young Men Talking

The first Conversations On Consent with the young men of Scarborough Youth Center’s Man Up Group was scheduled for the Monday just before Christmas Wednesday. Given that Toronto was reeling from the effects of a brutal ice-storm there was uncertainty as to whether this talk would actually happen. I placed a phone call beforehand to […]

Conversations on Consent- Ladies on Assault

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR Fellow Travellers and Life Livers!!! It’s been a while since I have written. You are still owed a report on my first Conversations on Consent with the Young Men…it is coming, for some reason I am finding it hard to just spit that one out. I realize that my need to […]

Journey to Kilimanjaro- Conversations on Consent- Ladies Speak

A little nervous, feeling not as prepared as I wanted to be but it had to be done, so I got on the eastbound train and headed to the Scarborough Youth Resource Center to have my first Conversations on Consent with the young ladies of the Sister to Sister Women’s Group. When first asked to […]

For Immediate Release- Kilimanjaro Climb Supported by Tropicana Community Services

Toronto, ON December 17th 2013. Lead writer and creator of Traveling Black Chicks Blog Lucy Hamlet, is headed on an adventure of a lifetime to raise awareness for Violence Against Women and a Girl’s Right to Consent. The No Means Stop! Climb to Kilimanjaro is being undertaken as part of her Blog’s Journeys for Change […]

The Gifts of Kilimanjaro- Pulling my muscles from obscurity

You will remember that my Journey to Kilimanjaro all started with a wedding invitation and initially to me that trip was simply about just that, the wedding and of course getting on a plane to discover another part of the world YAY! That was until I realized I would be flying into Kilimanjaro so I […]