"Let's be very clear: Strong men - men who are truly role models - don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together." - Michelle Obama Today I give thanks for the most amazing woman I have ever meet. Thank you Krista. [ 1,380 more word ]…/…/internationalwomensday-iwd2018/

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"All of us must continue to insist that Nazis are not welcome, that we must keep the memory alive and learn from our history so that it does not happen again." - Hendrik Czeczatka Thomasius Street is a quick walk from where we stayed in Berlin last week. It's a typical Berlin residential street lined with small cars and local shops. [ 2,193 more words ]
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Recently, Rehtaeh's movie, No Place to Hide, was shown in Australia and New Zealand. We always know where it's being broadcast because of all the emails and messages we receive. To everyone who has reached out with words of kindness and support from across the world - THANK YOU!!! ❤️❤️❤️ It's heartwarming to know her name and story has reached so many people. [ 1,201 more word ]…/thank-you-australia-and-new-zeala…/

Shortly after Rehtaeh's death, I read an online blog post by Canadian writer Crystal Smith. In her post, titled How I Failed Rehtaeh Parsons, Smith says she was in a park with her son and struck up a conversation with another parent who happened to be a police officer. Seeing as it was a big news story at the time, their discussion turned to Rehtaeh's story. [ 1,563 more word ]

(CNN) What appears to be the final page in the notebook of Zainab Amin, the 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder has prompted outrage across Pakistan, is a poignant reminder of a life cut tragically short. Dated January 4, the day on which Zainab was taken from near her home in the city of Kasur, the entry reads: "My self… [ 1,311 more word ]

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Angel Rehtaeh Parsons

Thank you to the people of New Zealand and Australia who recently reached out to offer their support after watching Rehtaeh's Documentary "No Place To Hide". Im happy to hear that it is still being shown around the world.

World-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and best selling author Stephen Hawking is known for providing complex insights into space, time, and theoretical physics. In a recent talk, the iconic man applied his brilliant mind to a more emotional matter - depression. Hawking gave a hopeful message to people suffering from depression, making a poetic comparison between depression and a black hole – no matter how dark they seem, neither are impossible to escape. [ 1,551 more word ]…/stephen-hawking-on-depression/

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"Me too." As the conversation around sexual assault has spread, it's become clear that not everybody is prepared to talk about such a difficult issue.|By Alexandra Samuel

From our home to yours - Merry Christmas! We hope your day is filled with love and joy. If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you're there no matter what you have to do. Where to get help: [ 1,064 more word ]

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Angel Rehtaeh Parsons added 3 new photos.

Cleaning Rehtaeh's room a little more as I do every 6months to allow myself to feel it all and to let go of things that I dont feel the need to keep any longet.... I came across these treasures and one was written at the age of 11yrs and the other when she was in the hospital struggling at the age of 16yrs. What strikes me though is the wisdom she shares in both entries. Her reflection and care for others is so revealing.

When I read - Someday I want to: "change the world" I felt an overwhelming love for her because I always thought she would and she did! I felt her with me while cleaning and decluttering and it was priceless.

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If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you're there no matter what you have to do. Where to get help: 1. Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit for online chat counselling. 2. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention… [ 979 more words ]…/…/consent-is-a-human-right-metoo/

Yesterday morning I filed a complaint with The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for violating Canada's Access to Information Act. Recently, the Globe and Mail posted a story by Robyn Doolittle about making requests for police records. In it she says she finds that it usually takes "between one and three months for complainants to get copies of police records." [ 2,049 more words ]…/access-to-information-complaint-a…/

You would turn 22 today. All the things I never had a chance to say, the art I've never seen, Your dreams, unrealized and forgotten. And this awful emptiness in my heart. I think of you always, always, but never like today. Happy Birthday sweetheart. I love you ❤️ If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a… [ 1,206 more word ]


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Lyndsay Joyce

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