She Is Your Neighbour
Taking Action along the Highway of Tears with The Moose Hide Campaign

Taking Action along the Highway of Tears with The Moose Hide Campaign

September 15, 2021

In 2011, Raven Lacerte went on a hunting trip with her father near the infamous Highway of Tears, a section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, BC, where many Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered. Little did they know this trip would mark the beginning of the Moose Hide Campaign – a grassroots movement focused on ending violence against Indigenous women and children. In this episode, Raven Lacerte and David Stevenson explain what the Moose Hide Campaign is all about and how it has evolved over the years.

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The Connection between Addiction and Domestic Violence with Michael Parkinson

The Connection between Addiction and Domestic Violence with Michael Parkinson

September 8, 2021
Michael Parkinson, who works for the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, is an expert on addiction and substance use. In this episode, Michael talks about the connection between addiction and domestic violence, how drugs can be a coping mechanism for survivors, and what we can do to support women in these situations.
 

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Unpacking Incarceration and Abuse with Jessica Hutchison

Unpacking Incarceration and Abuse with Jessica Hutchison

September 1, 2021

The vast majority of women in prison are survivors of sexual abuse and interpersonal violence. In this episode, we hear from PH.D. candidate, Jessica Hutchison, whose research focuses on the use of strip-searching in women’s prisons. Jessica discusses some of the reasons why survivors of domestic violence go to prison and how their prison experience can cause them to re-live their trauma. 

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A Conversation on Providing Support with Brittlestar

A Conversation on Providing Support with Brittlestar

August 25, 2021

Stewart Reynolds has made a name for himself online as Brittlestar, the internet’s favourite dad. In 2020, he started the Christmas Wish Tree to provide gifts to women and children living in shelters and second stage housing. In this episode, he talks about this initiative and shares how small gestures can make a big difference to those experiencing domestic violence.

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Using Theatre to Break the Stigma with Kimberlee Walker

Using Theatre to Break the Stigma with Kimberlee Walker

August 18, 2021

Kimberlee Walker is a social worker, actor and a founding member of Theatre of The Beat, a theatre company that works to start conversations around a variety of social issues. In this episode, Kimberlee talks about her experience creating Unmute, a forum theatre production that challenges the way we recognize and respond to instances of domestic violence.  

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Domestic Violence in the Media with Elizabeth Renzetti

Domestic Violence in the Media with Elizabeth Renzetti

August 11, 2021

Elizabeth Renzetti is a Globe and Mail columnist and feature writer who has covered domestic violence stories for many years. In this episode, Elizabeth speaks about her experience reporting on this taboo subject. She also discusses trauma-informed reporting and how the media can give a voice to survivors of domestic violence.

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Learning from Domestic Homicides with Dr. Peter Jaffe

Learning from Domestic Homicides with Dr. Peter Jaffe

August 4, 2021

Dr. Peter Jaffe is one of Canada’s top researchers on domestic homicides, serving as a member and co-founder of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee. In this episode, Dr. Jaffe talks about the process of reviewing domestic homicides and explains how we can use these findings to prevent future tragedies.  

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A Family Experience of Domestic Violence with Ryan Wicklum

A Family Experience of Domestic Violence with Ryan Wicklum

July 28, 2021

Ryan Wicklum’s aunt is one of his favourite people – she is also a survivor of domestic violence. In this episode, Ryan reflects on his childhood, sharing what it was like to learn details of his aunt's previous relationship. He also explains how she overcame the experience and how he uses this information to support women in the workplace.

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Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of Intimate Partner Violence with Lin Haag

Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of Intimate Partner Violence with Lin Haag

July 21, 2021

Traumatic brain injury survivor and researcher, Lin Haag is committed to understanding the connection between intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury. In this episode, Lin explains how common traumatic brain injuries are for women experiencing domestic violence. She shares shocking statistics, discussing how these injuries can impact a woman’s ability to leave, and offers hope to those who may be in this situation.

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Domestic Violence Impacting South Asian Communities with Jenny Jay and Serena Lalani

Domestic Violence Impacting South Asian Communities with Jenny Jay and Serena Lalani

July 14, 2021

At the age of thirteen, Serena Lalani entered a dating relationship, not knowing it would become abusive. Six years later, when she was finally able to leave the relationship, she shared her experience with the world. In this episode, Serena explains what unfolded after she shared her story. Joined by her friend Jenny Jay, together, they share their perspectives on how domestic violence impacts South Asian communities, discussing relationship norms, expectations, and more.

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