Surviving Motherhood (as a survivor of sexual abuse)

CW (content warning) Sexual abuse, statutory rape, child marriage, sex trafficking For the past two days, I have indulged in the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary. As much as I knew it would upset me, given my own experiences (detailed in my book, “The Teen Sex Trade: My Story, available here), I couldn’t stop watching. One … Continue reading Surviving Motherhood (as a survivor of sexual abuse)

What is this anyway?

Too often, we move through life on auto pilot. As mothers, more often than not, we are caught in a whirlwind of diaper changing, bed time stories, school pick up/drop off, and just the overwhelming emotion of it all. Motherhood Observation is a blog series that gives you a chance to "stop and smell the roses". … Continue reading What is this anyway?

Jade Helena Completes First Book

The Teen Sex Trade: My Story: A Raw, Autobiographical Look Into the World of Domestic Human Trafficking Toronto, February 26, 2016 - Published poet and social justice advocate Jade Helena has announced the completion of her first manuscript,  The Teen Sex Trade: My Story, a frightening and intimate account of Jade's involvement in the dark and hidden … Continue reading Jade Helena Completes First Book