Women

I was abused by my ex partner, who is also my children’s father, for ten and a half years. I had four children with him - Angela, Rosalie, Mike, and Jackson. I was beat all throughout my first...
A single parent living on the outskirts of Vancouver, Nadine’s transient, poorly paid jobs made it hard to make ends meet and to provide for her three-and five-year old daughters. She worried...
We are the women of the Downtown Eastside Power of Women group. Our aim is to empower ourselves through our experiences, and to raise awareness from our own perspectives about the issues affecting...
When I was about 15 years old I ran away from my parent’s home in Burnaby. My parents were alcoholics and there was a lot of abusive behaviour and yelling in our home. This is common in a lot of...
Here's something I wrote in one of my first few pieces of poetry. I always said it to myself in overcoming hardships and still do whenever I'm in a foul mood. At 13 years old, I went away for a...
There is a story about me and my own children when we used to live in Hill Top, a public housing ghetto in my home town This is a story about my children and me when we used to live in Hill Top, a...
The shelter staff helped me find a maternity home for young unwed mothers, somewhere I needed to be. Before I begin my story, I feel I should tell you some pertinent information about myself and my...
"Teal's Story" visually illustrates one young trans woman's experience in Toronto's shelter system and how she navigated daily occurrences of extreme transphobia. This Digital Storytelling project is...
On the verge of being evicted, Theresa heads out to work panhandling on a familiar patch of concrete in downtown Toronto. Confiding in her caseworker, Bouchra, Theresa blames herself for her eviction...
So, I went from having this amazing potential future to, literally, in under a year living in a van I remember just the terror and fear How am I going to raise this baby? What am I going to do?...