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Our blog features the story of one of the participants here at SafeHope Home who wanted to share her story with you. The story will be anonymous to protect her identity, all the other details of her journey will be left as is. We hope that through this blog, you will gain insight into the issue of human trafficking that is happening here in Canada and that you’ll be encouraged to see that change, though a long journey, is possible.

Being kinder to myself

Being kinder to myself

Hi everyone, and welcome back to another blog this week! I hope everyone has had or had a good weekend! Last week has definitely been one of the most hectic ones I've had in a while. I have exams coming up, dealing with court stuff, and some personal stuff that I won't be able to share with you. But basically, I've been so stressed and if I'm being completely honest with you, a year and six months ago, I would've been dealing with this stress a lot and I mean a lot different.  In the past, I would've used substances to deal with the stress that I've been feeling recently. If I'm craving anything about using any substance, it would be to...

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Making my statement

Making my statement

Hello and welcome back to another blog with Morty!I hope you enjoyed last week's blog! It was definitely one of my favourites because it reminds me that not everything has been bad. It reminds me that everything does happen for a reason. It reminds me that I one day was going to need my younger self to inspire my older self. I know firsthand that there are things that are not so easy to justify and just say "oh yeah, that happened for a reason" but as I've said before, it definitely does help somehow to understand even when we don't want to understand or it's hard to understand. In today's blog post, I wanted to share some exciting news...

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A look into my past

A look into my past

Hello and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I know last week's blog was probably very hard to read as I know that it was definitely very challenging for me to write and share. But I've reached a point in my healing journey where I want to be able to use my story and experience as a way to inspire and spread awareness about the sad reality of Human Trafficking in Canada. Sometimes I question why certain things happen to certain people. Whether you have a higher power or anything along those lines, I really believe that when something happens it's for a reason. I know that there are certain things that may be said that are not enough...

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My Experience with Exploitation

My Experience with Exploitation

Trigger Warning: The following blog post goes into detail about the author's personal experience with commercial exploitation and can be triggering for those with shared experiences. Hello and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone has had a good week. The weather here has been all over the place, but today is finally sunny and a little warmer! My week was pretty much the usual, which is working on the second phase of programming here at SHH and attending college lectures! So yes, I am very and I mean VERY excited for this week to end. I'm having one of those weeks, where I just want the weekend to come already!  In...

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Transitioning

Transitioning

Hi there and welcome back! I hope everyone has had a good week! Last week's blog post was definitely challenging for me to write, but it was something that felt really therapeutic for me to do. I do have some exciting news actually... I've recently been accepted for priority housing and I am so excited to be starting this process of eventually transitioning to my own place. I actually have been feeling a little down lately but this definitely cheered me up. Nothing serious, but sometimes my depression can come in waves and when it comes, it COMES. So I am so thankful honestly to be receiving this news, it definitely brought my spirits right...

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Relationships & Role Models

Relationships & Role Models

Hi there and welcome back!  I want to start off the blog today with a poem by Rupi Kaur. She writes beautiful poems. A good friend of mine actually showed me her work one day, and I loved her writing right there and then. The way she writes is so inspiring and so relatable that I couldn't help but be intrigued. So why am I bringing this up? Well, there's this quote by her that caught my attention and if I'm being honest, it hit home. The poem goes like this; "Every time you tell your daughter you yell at her out of love you teach her to confuse anger with kindness which seems like a good idea till she grows up to trust men who hurt her...

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Continuing My Story

Continuing My Story

Welcome back to another blog post with Morty! Since you last heard from me, things have been a little busy on my end. Being in the second stage of a program can sometimes get a little overwhelming. Second stage, for anyone that doesn't know, it's where you are now focusing on post-secondary school and eventually transitioning into independence. I have to say that every time I say the word "independence" I get anxious! But hey, working on that in therapy lol!  So on the last blog, we left off talking about how it all sort of began. I was raised in a family where there was constant love but also there were moments of sadness. I'm mentioning...

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Who I was before all of this

Who I was before all of this

Hey, welcome back! I promised on the last blog that I would introduce myself to you today, and that's exactly what I will be doing. I do have to say though, I am really nervous to do this. It's been two weeks since the last blog post and since then I've been doing a lot of thinking of how to go about it. I came to the conclusion that I can only try my best. I have read and listened to many survivors speak about their own stories and every one of them is unique. I can't believe that my time has come to share my own story. So where should I start? To be honest, I have pressed the delete button a couple of times already because this "get to...

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SafeHope Home provides long-term recovery programs designed to guide sexually exploited or trafficked women into full rehabilitation and reintegration into society.