Author: Karen McAndless-Davis

The Secret Life of Bees

I recently saw the movie “The Secret Life of Bees”. This is a great movie about strong women who support and encourage each other through tough times. The main character, Lily, flees her abusive father, searching for safety and answers to her questions. The movie does a good job of portraying domestic violence. Lily’s mother…

Support Groups

This past week was the end of another amazing support group here in the Vancouver area. At the close of the evening, women shared what the 10 weeks had meant to them. They talked about the power of being listened to, respected and affirmed. They spoke of how wonderful it was to be in a…

Lynn’s Story

Noellee Mowatt is nineteen years old, nine months pregnant, an immigrant to this country and currently in prison in Ontario. Why is she in prison? Because she will not testify against her boyfriend in court. Yesterday I talked to a recent client of mine who I thought had some things in common with Noellee and…

CBC Radio

It was a great experience to be interviewed on CBC radio’s B.C. Almanac. The show airs throughout all of B.C. so it was a wonderful opportunity to raise the issues we are concerned about with a large audience. But the most amazing part was what happened the day after the show aired. Our distributor was…