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Being Female is Complex | Leah Parsons | TEDxThunderBay
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Added Jul 14, 2016
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Leah takes us on a journey of complexity, the joy of motherhood, and then sudden intense pain....and from then on she has asked....what are the conversations we need to have as men and women, everywhere?

Conversations regarding internet shaming, rape, and the sexualized violence. ...and its impact spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

Leah is an award winning change maker, compassionate global steward who speaks from the heart about her daughter’s rape and subsequent suicide.

She has appeared in news articles all over the world, been featured in documentaries, appeared on the Dr Phil show and has had personal meetings with heads of state.

She continues to honour Rehtaeh by educating and keeping the conversation moving about sexualized violence, cyber-harassment and mental health.

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