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Check out my conversation with  few of the other people involved in Take Back the Night: Port Hope, Avril Ewing, Maggie Robbins, and Sarah Kennedy (with contributions from Meghan Sheffield and Ashley Bouman).

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We talk about:

Our event this year
– What each of us think about the choices the Port Hope committee makes compared to the choices other groups make for Take Back the Night events (ie. the way we chose to involve men, not blocking off the streets, not involving police, choosing to celebrate coming together and not just to address the heavy vibes etc)
– What the theme “building community, building hope” means to us
– Why we’re each involved
– Why being involved in this event keeps us well

and more!

If you’re wondering about the stats I sourced:

    • 7 in 10 people who experience family violence are women and girls.32
    • Women are about four times as likely as men to be victims of intimate partner homicide.33
    • Women were 10 times more likely than men to be the victim of a police-reported sexual assault in 2008.3
    • Women are twice as likely as men to be victims of family violence.38
    • Women who experience spousal violence are more likely to endure extreme forms assault including choking, beating, being threatened with a knife or gun, and sexual violence.39
    • About 80% of victims of dating violence are women.40
    • Girls are 1.5 times more likely than boys to experience violence at home.41

Featured Tunes by:
The Muffs
Helaa
Hailiah
Sarah Tohnin

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Check out my conversation with Sarah Kennedy of Lakeview Doggy Daycare and Boarding!

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We talk about:
– Sarah’s love for dogs and her daily tasks at the kennel
– How Sarah got to a place where she owns her own business
– Sarah’s other random skills (she’s a costumer!!)
– What Sarah needs from her clients to make for the best experience for everyone (especially their pups!)
– An update on the renovations currently happening at the kennel
– Why Lakeview doesn’t discriminate against breeds or use cages
PMDD, self-diagnosis, and barriers to talking about and treating women’s health
– Sarah’s volunteer work with Take Back the Night: Port Hope
and more!

Featured Tunes by:
Wayne Kennedy
Avem
Backyard Riot
Deviants and the Odd Man Out

 

Check out my interview with Avril Ewing!

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We chat about:

  • What brought Avril to Port Hope
  • Avril’s favourite things about Northumberland County
  • The various work Avril does both professionally and as a volunteer
  • The seasonal offers she has going on as an officiant
  • Working in the funeral industry
  • How to grieve effectively
  • What to say (and what not to say) to someone who is grieving
  • Owning a business and being a woman in business
  • Emotional labourand more!

    Featured Tunes:

    The Funeral Party by The Cure
    I do I do I do I do I do by ABBA
    Lovers in Dangerous Times by Barenaked Ladies
    Hasn’t Hit Me Yet by Blue Rodeo