The next morning we ate breakfast and weighed bags which were given to us at the beginning of the trip. The bags would carry items we did not need throughout the day and would be carried by Porters. Porters are very common in Peru. They assist many hikers and travel groups in their journey to … More My Journey in Peru: Day 3 – The Hiking Begins!
Day two. I made it through the night and joined everyone for breakfast in the morning. I had bread and a crap ton of coca tea. Lesson learned. I wouldn’t be eating heavy food for a while. After breakfast, the plan was for us to all get on a bus and have a tour of … More My Journey in Peru: Day 2 – Mud and Colours
This is a letter to the friends and partners of social workers. Social workers are people who help mend the lives and emotions of others who need support. Social workers are usually advocates, empaths and fighters for social justice. They are the people who rather than complain about the hurt and injustices in the world, do … More A Letter to Friends and Partners of Social Workers
My biological father was a traveller and spoke five languages. Unfortunately, it appears that I did not get the languages gene. But, my desire to travel began to emerge during my years in university. Like many students, I did not have the funds to travel during university – instead, I promised myself that I would … More My Journey in Peru: Day 1 – Arriving in Peru
A short personal reflection written for Adopt 4 Life: Ontario’s Adoptive Parent’s Association. May 15, 2015. My Name is Jessica. I have grown up sharing my story. I have shared my story with the Radio, newspapers, community events, television programs, award ceremonies, publishers, teachers, friends, extended family, youth in care and advocacy groups to … More My Journey with Trauma Alongside Me