Special by Leah Parsons y daughter Rehtaeh Parsons committed suicide last year at the young age of seventeen. At a time when Rehtaeh was developing who she would become, she was socially assassinated for making the mistake that many teens make; she experimented with alcohol. One night changed her life forever and I can honestlyRead more about Leah Parsons: If It Happened to Rehtaeh, It Could Happen to Anyone[…]
hame is a powerful weapon. Shame is what sexual predators rely on. Next to alcohol it’s their preferred WMD. What were you thinking, after all, being alone, dressing like that, drinking too much, trusting too much? You should have known better. You should have known what would happen. It’s the same approach pedophiles use whenRead more about How men can help end rape[…]
Rehtaeh lists her friends, pets, hobbies, and the sports she likes. She also shares her dream of being a veterinarian when she grows up. Shot in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, 05 July 2003.
Originally published 05 December 2013 With Rehtaeh’s birthday coming up on the 9th, I thought it would be fitting to write this article. (Before I continue, I want to make it clear that I am not related to Rehtaeh any more than anyone that is reading this article) So far, with regards to OpJustice4Rehtaeh, weRead more about Guest Post – Anonymous, Rehtaeh & I[…]
The day came and went as fast as I hoped. The first Christmas without Rehtaeh. She should be here with me, with us. She should be opening her gifts and watching as we opened the gifts she thoughtfully gave. I didn’t get through the day without tears. I kissed her butterfly lamp and headed outRead more about Merry Christmas[…]
Yesterday afternoon Leah Parsons and I had the pleasure to speak via teleconference with Dr. Jana Davidson and Dr. Connie Coniglio regarding todays release of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Halifax Regional Municipality report. The report was “undertaken by the authors, with the agreement of the appropriate departments, toRead more about Trauma Informed Care at the IWK[…]
The two boys facing charges in child pornography were set to go to trial today, after being put back once already; trial is pushed back, yet again. The set date is for January 9th, 2013. This Anon is waiting for the when and where and I’ll be there … that being said, I do respectRead more about Trial Today Postponed until After the New Year[…]
Truth Is, Lisa B and Meme from Guelph Spoken Word perform an incredibly important piece about Rehtaeh Parsons for the semi-finals of the 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Montreal. [box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” ]Celebrating 10 years of spoken word magic November 4-9, 2013 Du 4 au 9 novembre 2013, la célébration de 10 annéesRead more about Truth Is, Lisa B & Meme – For Rehtaeh Parsons (CFSW 2013)[…]
The first organ recipient letter came a few months ago. It was from a man in his 30’s who, thanks to Rehtaeh’s gift, will be able to watch his two year old daughter grow up. Rehtaeh’s mother has actually been in touch with him and they are hoping to meet someday. It was a beautifully written letter and it came a good time. It picks you up for a moment and I hold on to that feeling as long as I can. He promised he is going to be as good as a father as he can be.
Rehtaeh Parsons will live on in the lives of others thanks to the organ donations made after her death. It makes us sad but knowing her ‘gift of life’ has touched the lives of people and families of others is something we cherish. Read more about The Gift of Life and the Comfort of Love …
It was hard for us to believe. The sharing of a humiliating image of our daughter Rehtaeh, taken without her knowledge, was not a police matter. We were told it was a community issue, not a legal one. A ‘community issue’ is lingo for there’s nothing you can do about it and/or it’s to bigRead more about The Right Legislation at the Right Time[…]