On July 13, 2017, I was notified of a legal judgment issued in a Vancouver, BC court ordering a 2015 scholarship participant to pursue any means necessary to have her photo and story removed from this project. This participant was awarded a scholarship in large part to share her story of strength and survivorship. Her photo is powerful, and will forever be a favorite.
While we do not feel this order is just nor do our attorney's feel that we are legally obligated to comply, in is in the best interest of our participant that we follow through with the removal of her story and project from this website.
That said, my art, my work, this movement, and our dedication to holding safe and supportive space is unwavering and we will continue to take a strong stand against censorship in whatever form it comes.
In the place of this powerful image and story, we will instead, leave this link to Shelter Safe Canada and ask that you are able you make a donation to help other women dealing with domestic violence.