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Love made me smile today…

It can be as simple as a light peck on the lips…or as solid as the kiss on her forehead as he says goodbye. Love or affection or loving affection is so very heartwarming to see. Had me smiling out loud on the 116 TTC bus today. They were in the first blushes of love…you […]

The ROM attempts to dive back Into the Heart OF AFRICA… 25 years later

25 years ago neither Canada or the Royal Ontario Museum (the ROM) were thoughts on my mind. I was still in high school on a beautiful hot island in the Caribbean, weaving my way through teenage angst and crashing head first into first loves and hormonal changes. 25 years ago however, in the largest city […]

LIVE!

This past weekend I attended a beautiful ‘send off’ for a young man who passed away in his prime. The party was beautifully bittersweet, in some moments I found myself tearing up as I admired the love and strength of his family. They were stunningly lovely and above all gracious to all of us, his guests, […]

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 […]