Articles tagged with: child abuse

Skimming pebbles: Part two

published: December, 15, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Living with HIV

In part two of Dave R’s story, Andy struggles with what he’s learned and tries to balance deep dilemmas with his own reality. In the end, the choice is taken out of his hands but should he have done more? Would you have done more?

Skimming pebbles: Part two

“The human dilemma is not whether to do right or wrong but rather to do right when it matters the most and wrong when it matters the least.” Unknown  Andy barely closed his eyes that night, confronting and evaluating countless moral dilemmas. Truth, lies, taboos, rights and wrongs, all haunted his thoughts. He knew enough about Polynesian culture to realise that things were never as black and white as they seemed. Christianity was dominant but was marbled with streaks of hidden and bur

Skimming pebbles: Part one

published: December, 08, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Living with HIV

Fiction from Dave R - a two-part story set in the South Seas. A man tries to escape his past by moving to what he hopes may be paradise. However, the serpent there confronts him with dilemmas he desperately hoped to avoid.

Skimming pebbles: Part one

“You can keep pondering on which thing to do first or which path to take or by simply taking action now of most any kind, you may just find yourself on the way to where you most needed to go.” ― April Bryan  He pushed at the tiny crab and its miraculous shell. It rolled off the table and fell onto the sand where it waved its legs in a state of helpless confusion; after all, its world had just been turned upside down too! Gazing far out beyond the reef and its seething foam, Andy

2013 OCIC Global Changemaker

published: February, 01, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Youth, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy recently spoke with 23 year-old Nadha Hassen who has been honoured with an Ontario Council for International Cooperation Global Changemaker Award for her work with HIV/AIDS in Toronto and Tanzania.

2013 OCIC Global Changemaker

Bob Leahy: Nadha, congratulations on your award, first of all. Nadha Hassen: Thank you very much. What’s your background? I consider myself to be a little bit of a person of the world.  I was born in Saudi Arabia and my family moved to the United Arab Emirate when I was five and that was where I grew up. And how long have you been in Canada? I’m originally Sri Lankan so that’s been a crucial part of my upbringing as well but I moved to Canada for university when I was about 17. So