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This is Ozzy. He's a pug who came into my life after a dozen frantic phone calls from Rehtaeh in March, 2006. Ozzy was brought into a local animal shelter after he was found wandering around outside alone. Rae held me to a promise I would get a smal [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:43+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ozzy

Letters from Elementary School #RehtaehParsons

Last week I was handed an envelope of letters from Katimavik Elementary School. Grade eights there watched the documentary about Rehtaeh, No Place to Hide, and wrote about how the film affected them. There are 60 letters in all and I'm still going t [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:44+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Bereaved Parents by Leah Parsons

The following post was written by Rehtaeh's mom, Leah Parsons. As the days turn to weeks and the months turn to years parents who lost their children are forever in a fog like state about time. Writing down the word "years" makes me hesitate because [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:47+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Nova Scotia funds consent education for young men

I'm in Mexico and just read this announcement from the Nova Scotia Government. I am beyond happy about this. Nova Scotia is funding new programs to teach young men about consent and "positive masculinity," in a bid to address the causes of sexual vi [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:49+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nova Scotia funds consent education for young men

April 6 – #fatherhood

Today I thought of every single wonderful moment I shared with Rehtaeh. I thought of her lying face down in a incubator trying so hard to open her eyes and how hard I prayed at the end for her to open them once more. Fatherhood is the best thing in [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:50+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on April 6 – #fatherhood
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