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  • Why My Platform is Human Trafficking, And Why I Decided to Become a Lawyer

    Written by:
    Katherine
    October 20, 2020

    Following an incredibly brutal child and teenagehood, I became vulnerable to a gang of males from my neighbourhood who were targeting and trafficking young girls. For right now, I can’t go into much detail about exactly what happened to me, because I will finally be testifying against them at the end of November. But what I can tell you is that ... View Post

  • Beauty with A Purpose Legacy Project

    Written by:
    Julie
    October 17, 2020

    My love for animals began at an early age. Born and raised in Ontario, I encountered my turning point moment with animals when I was ten years old and went to a zoo camp. Seeing animals cruelly crammed into tight spaces, I vowed to make it my mission to advocate for these incredible creatures. Since beginning my career in politics and animal ... View Post

  • What I Did With My Summer!

    Written by:
    Katherine
    September 18, 2020

    If you're wondering what I've been up to for the past couple of months, wonder no more! This summer has been life-changing for me. I believe that every year of one's life should be an improvement on the last, and to help me accomplish this, I keep a daily journal of my progress to keep me always in a state of ... View Post

  • HOW I CHANGED MY LIFE

    Written by:
    Julie
    August 20, 2020

    As women, we are taught to put ourselves last. I have no doubt that’s a major reason why I got cancer three times. In a money-driven, capitalist society; we are taught that our productivity is the most important part of us. We are taught that it’s selfish to literally just take care of yourself. However; self-care is not a luxury, it’s ... View Post

  • Introducing... Julie MacInnes!

    Written by:
    Julie
    June 30, 2020

    Hello from Julie! It’s a pleasure to introduce myself to you all. I’m a three-time cancer survivor, lover of the outdoors, a political trailblazer, an ally and advocate for marginalized folks, and an animal lover. I’m excited to tell you a little more about me: I’ve fought, and won, two battles against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and then against thyroid cancer. I’ve learned invaluable ... View Post

  • Women's Shelters During Covid, And How You Can Help

    Written by:
    Katherine
    June 2, 2020

    While the world is standing up to defend the lives of black men, I implore everyone to remember that black and indigenous women are at an even greater risk of violence than their male counterparts, including in their own households. "The rapid spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis around the world. As with most disasters, women and girls ... View Post

  • Delivering Smiles to Montreal Seniors' Homes

    Written by:
    Katherine
    June 1, 2020

    As lockdown restrictions ease here in Montreal, we must remember who has been hardest hit by COVID: the elderly. Two-thirds of Quebec’s coronavirus deaths have been in senior’s homes and long-term care centres. Our province’s seniors feel scared and alone. I am going to be personally writing a letter to as many care homes as I can in Montreal. I want ... View Post