Activism, Love, Notable Links, Our Daughter, Parenthood, Women's Rights, World

Dear Daughter

I want the world to appreciate you more. I want the world to respect you more. I want sons to learn that you are important. You are valuable. You are smart. You are equal. You deserve more. You deserve everything. I want you to learn that you are beautiful. I want you to appreciate and… Continue reading Dear Daughter

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Accessibility, Activism, Advocacy, Cerebral Palsy, Nursery School, Our Son, Parenthood, Teaching, Toronto

Full Time Job

I introduced myself to a new mom at Sebastian's school this week. It was amazing how grateful she was. I remember being her. Alone. With a young son who cannot walk, cannot talk. Carrying him, his body stiff, or in our case too relaxed. She's in another class, just once a week and her son… Continue reading Full Time Job

Activism, Advocacy, Cerebral Palsy, Family, Our Son, Parenthood, Seb Can Do, Sebastian's Achievements, Toronto

Team Seb Can Do

On Sebastian's 4th birthday, May 6, we will be celebrating by participating in the Toronto Marathon. Team Seb Can Do will be participating in the 5k Run, Walk, Wheel, Roll (RWWR) while also supporting Three to Be, a fantastic charitable foundation focused on advocacy and raising funds to support innovative research, education and therapies for… Continue reading Team Seb Can Do

Activism, Animal Rights, Notable Links, Our Son, Photos, Toronto

A Short Trip to the Toronto Zoo

On Friday last week we took a trip to the zoo after lunch and naptime. Unfortunately the sun hid behind the clouds more often than not and there was quite a wind. Fortunately, there were a few exhibits inside green house like places, which were warm and cozy. We chose a few of our favorite… Continue reading A Short Trip to the Toronto Zoo

Activism, Inspiration

Aimee Mullens: The Opportunity of Adversity

TED Talks: The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Thanks to a visit to Updates on Lewis Jack I found this awesome video. I found myself both crying and smiling throughout the inspiring talk. She talks about the sad Thesaurus… Continue reading Aimee Mullens: The Opportunity of Adversity

Activism, Notable Links, V-Day, Women's Rights

International Women’s Day

It's 2010. You'd think that things have changed. They have not. Our greatest resources, women and girls, continue being raped and killed. To mark International Women's Day, Amnesty International released two reports looking at sexual violence in locations across the developed and developing world; specifically Cambodia and the Nordic Countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and… Continue reading International Women’s Day