About Me

I’ve been an abortion rights activist since 1988.  I’m the founder and Executive Director of Canada’s national pro-choice group, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), which protects the legal right to abortion on request and works to improve access to quality abortion services.

Before founding ARCC in 2005, I ran the Pro-Choice Action Network in British Columbia for 10 years and edited the national newsletter Pro-Choice Press, which I began in 1995.

I’ve written hundreds of articles on abortion and other political and social justice issues. As a media spokesperson and international speaker, I’ve spoken at dozens of venues in Canada and internationally, given hundreds of media interviews, and appeared in several documentaries.

As a social media activist, I maintain several Facebook pages and websites devoted to reproductive rights, including Abortion News, and I operate email listservs for abortion providers and leading advocates within Canada and around the world.

I’m also a co-founder and spokesperson for FIRST, a national feminist group that advocates for the rights of sex workers and for the decriminalization of prostitution in Canada. I lead FIRST’s organizing/planning committee, moderate the FIRST listserv and FIRST Facebook page, and do media communications for FIRST.

I live in Vancouver BC Canada, and in my spare time make a living as a technical writer, as well as enjoy hiking and travelling.

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Garibaldi Lake, August 2016