#CultLife: In Defense Of The Anti-#ChildBride/Husband Bill In #California, Introducing The Work of Global Hope 365

“I first stepped into the ring at 18 years old, and it had become one of the quietest places in the world for me. I found zen in the silence of that space.” – Dawn Tyree, Former Child Bride, Present Advocate and Freedom Fighter. I first stepped into the ring when i was 23. Some say Black women have it harder, than white counterparts, but the … Continue reading #CultLife: In Defense Of The Anti-#ChildBride/Husband Bill In #California, Introducing The Work of Global Hope 365

Why Are Grown Women Still Using Toilette Paper for Pads?

I am not an educated woman by regular standards. I am educated by the streets that I volunteered on, grew up in, and lived on for years. As a child I would “escape” my house in the middle of the night, and go for 2-3 hour walks, talking myself, because none of the adults would listen to me. People think this sounds crazier, but it … Continue reading Why Are Grown Women Still Using Toilette Paper for Pads?

Gangs: Don’t Use Fear “Expert Says,” Expert Used Loosely By @CityNewsVAN Because To Be An Honest One Must Have Lived Experience

Yesterday local news station City News Vancouver, published this article on gangs, and so, of course, I had to check it out, because I have just enough anger in me at gang life, that I felt it was important to see what others are saying about the topic. First problem? Kids don’t give a flying fuck what you say about gangs. They aren’t going to … Continue reading Gangs: Don’t Use Fear “Expert Says,” Expert Used Loosely By @CityNewsVAN Because To Be An Honest One Must Have Lived Experience

Cult Life: Why Some Victims Don’t Leave And How To Understand Why Some Victims Don’t Leave

For dozens of years, people have tried to understand the mentality of those who rule over cults, and those who follow the leader. The texts on the psychology of cult behaviour are entirely endless. Everything from Heaven’s Gate to NXIVM has inspired television shows, films, and soft-core porn. (no seriously this happens and EW Hollywood, EW!) Books, news programs, scientific journals and entire classrooms are … Continue reading Cult Life: Why Some Victims Don’t Leave And How To Understand Why Some Victims Don’t Leave

Being Brave Does Me Absolutely No Good, If I Can’t Feed Myself and My Family

If Your Time Was Running Out And You Knew It, What Would You Do To Save The Lives Of The People You Love the Most? Would You Waste Time With Lies? Or Would You Risk It All To Tell The Truth? I don’t talk about the last night I was raped – in detail often – I’ve told a collection of people what happened so … Continue reading Being Brave Does Me Absolutely No Good, If I Can’t Feed Myself and My Family