I believe that everyone has a voice. Combining my passion of journalism and social issues I have worked to bring the issues of homelessness, mental health and crime to the front burner while covering the city of Toronto for newz4u.net, an online news source that I founded in May 2010.
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Climate change has been changing the way the European Union looks at how its States are consuming energy. The planet is telling us that due to our dependency on fossil fuels, deforestation, livestock-farming, and other human activities, it is suffering. We are now seeing suffering water resources, rising sea levels, and weather phenomena. This global effect has called for mass action in order to reduce greenhouse gases and our dependence on fossil fuels.
Why is this a concept so alien to meWhy does it scare me to the coreThe act of shutting down my mindTo just beAm I afraid that if I stopIf I am not running at full forceI will cease I will be erasedI will be no moreIs there some other reasonThat I can't restMy mindMy bodyMy soulAm I flawed in some wayThat stops relaxationPeaceComfortQuietIs it I am afraid to exploreMy own reflectionSoulCoreSelfOr am I afraid that stillnessEquals death
Early in May a person I met at a rally had informed me about this flashmob that was going to take place on the 31st at Yonge & Dundas. A joint effort between the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape and an incredible group of young women called Grrrrl Justice. A way to mark the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month with an exclamation point. I waited patiently not knowing exactly where or how this would begin.
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