Getting Real with Trisha: Owning Privilege

On Jesus, privilege and a Porsche. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie Michael Kimmel captures i this short video what I have been thinking about/stewing in/pondering and trying to own as much as possible in my own life. “Privilege is invisible to those that have it.”–Michael Kimmel I try to own my privilege. I am white. Some days […]

Getting Real with Trisha: On Sweden and Experiencing the Effects of the Nordic Model of Prostitution Law

Thoughts and observations from a society where women and girls are not for sale. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie __________________________________________________________ “We had an art show/contest with 200 pieces of art. There was a equal amount of men and women represented and no one knew who had painted what. There were no names on the […]

Getting Real with Trisha: On Laughing

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I think if you’ve glimpsed at, resided in and intimately known well some forms of hell on earth, laughter … laughing, is a balm for the wounds that seep in deep. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie Quite possibly my fave activity is …  laughing. For me it feels like the most natural thing to […]

Women’s Worlds 2011

Advocating for equality as a unified voice at the International Women’s World Conference held in Ottawa By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie ____________________________________________________________ There’s a funny rumor going around that it is summer. For those of us living in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, it is easy to understand why this seems like a […]

The Constitutional Challenge on Canada’s Prostitution Laws & the Strength of Women

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On strong women, returning to my Ground Zero and experiencing the world through my son’s eyes. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie My word of the day? Shattered. I have been home from Toronto for a day now. Last Thursday I sat in the Ontario Court of Appeal to hear Prof. Janine Benedet give what […]