Monthly Archives: March 2013

A good video on treating women with respect: A Needed Response (message to rapists)

I love seeing men stand up to other men who are sexist, rapists, or generally abuse, so it was lovely to see this video message that goes out there: “To the Steubenville rapists…or any rapists out there.” I think it’s … Continue reading

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Important video: Looks Aren’t Everything; Believe Me, I’m a Model

Our society is obsessed with looks. The “ideal” or image of beauty is pushed on us constantly in the media, and it hurts us (especially women, but also men). It encourages eating disorders; low self esteem; unrealistic expectations of ourselves; … Continue reading

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Had a fantastic time at Ottawa’s Writers’ Festival with Charles de Lint and Gary Blackwood

I had a wonderful time at the Ottawa Writers’ Festival! I was on a YA book panel “Hiding In Plain Sight” with Charles de Lint and Gary Blackwood. I’ve long loved Charles de Lint’s books, so it was lovely to … Continue reading

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Today Is Self-Injury Awareness Day. I hope you’ll read and share this post.

Today, March 1st, is Self-Injury Awareness Day. I think it’s so important to help get more compassionate information and resources out there about self-harm–not just today, but every day. So many people self-harm in secret, and suffer in great emotional … Continue reading

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