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Got my hands on #jarry04 - the travel issue. Had so much fun showing the Jarry boys around #Halifax - and that this is a great city to eat, drink, and be merry - and queer - in. It's on newsstands now. #jarrytype#gayhalifax
I had better explain this newest addition to my body as the messages I am receiving are too many to take on individually. And no, it's not a break-up tattoo.
A couple of weeks ago I was called to assist on a domestic assault situation in Halifax. Upon seeing the individual who had been assaulted, I was reminded of my own experiences of being in a violent relationship with an abusive partner. Seeing this person lying on the hospital bed made my blood boil at how policies and procedures continue to empathize with the abuser and less with the assaulted. Essentially the assaulted continues to have to prove that the abuse took place and beg for justice to occur.
This situation reminded me that there need to be more supportive services for those who experience domestic assault or abuse. There needs to be more public pressure for local law enforcement to exude empathy and compassion to the wounded and not approach it as a matter of "he said, she said" and brush it aside because the paperwork is too lengthy. There needs to be more public discussion about the realities domestic assault has on the individual, the family and community as a whole. .
In short this tattoo is a call to arms to those who have been hurt, wounded and need support to know you are not alone. My drive to organize and rally the community to build a wider dialogue on this topic is fierce. Stay tuned for updates...
A little confused about our hours on the waterfront? We've taken the past two months to figure out what works best and we've come up with a plan! Starting next week, we will be at our spot on Wednesdays from 5-8pm, weather permitting of course. This gives us time to catch up on our baking from the weekend before and gives us time to prepare for the next event.
On sunny Saturday and Sundays, we will be on the waterfront, unless there is an event we are attending that day. We will post our hours for that day so you can plan your trip to the LPB Mobile.
We will be on the waterfront for Canada Day, also weather permitting.
As the tourist season hits, we will be popping in and out of our spot, so keep an eye out for us.
We apologize for any pouty puppy lips our hours may cause. We didn't anticipate so being so busy with so many wonderful events and Barkday pawty cakes!
If your pup must have one of our desserts and we are not on the waterfront, just pm us and we'll work together with you to get them the dessert they deserve!
From @nscaduniversity — The last day of school is June 30 – what are your kids doing this summer? There’s still time to check out NSCAD’s summer camps. We offer dozens of week-long camps for kids in four different age groups: 5 to 8 year olds, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. We are still taking enrolments for camps starting July 4, like “Art Outside,” for kids ages 9 to 11. NSCAD offers early drop off and late pick-up, lunchtime activities and field trips. All materials are included. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 902-494-8185. #halifax#artcamps#summercamps#nscad#kids#halifaxkids#parenting
Feelings are just energetic vibrations in your body. Where do they sit? What do they feel like? Do they have a colour, or vibration? What happens if you breathe into them? What happens if you totally accept them? Actually FEELING your feelings and accepting that they're there is the quickest way to be rid of them. The energy of feelings is like a cloud- some move quickly, some linger, but they all come and they all go. Don't be afraid of them, give them space and then they'll be on their way.