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

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 […]

Summertime below the Poverty Line

On bus fare, cream soda slurpees and surviving the summer. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie Summer is upon us and while I’m happy to embrace my flipflops, get sticky and skin-safe with sun lotion and dust off the ole’ picnic bag, I am also aware–especially in my neighbourhood–of the panic and extra stress summer […]

Four Tomatoes or a Bag of Chips? Secrets of the Woman in my Mirror

On judgments, assumptions, ideals of beauty and building my sense of self on a rock. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie I’m going to share a secret with you. You may know this already. It’s one I get judged for all the time and a secret that is steeped in snap judgements and affects my […]

Trisha’s Room

“That a woman or girl will sleep in a bed in a room named after someone who 12 years ago was an absolute disaster, to me, is a great reminder of hope …” By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie There’s currently a highly concerning project being undertaken on the Downtown Eastside to house vulnerable homeless […]

Bits I DON’T like: Hype & Misinformation around Human Trafficking

Former prostitute speaks her heart out on why men shouldn’t buy women OR girls. Period. By Trisha Baptie | Twitter: @trisha_baptie I can see one of the great things about having my own little space in cyberworld is I get to talk about what I want at all times and right now what I want […]