Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald spent twenty-eight years developing ways of offering care and healing to women who, as children and or as adults, survived being tortured, trafficked, and who suffered other forms of sexualized exploitation inflicted by their parent(s), a guardian, or a spouse. When asked how two women — two nurses — who live in a little Canadian Nova Scotia town managed to achieve what they have. Their answer is simple: “We cared!”
Jeanne and Linda have written about their experiences in Women Unsilenced and The Women’s Library was delighted to talk to them via Zoom recently. Anna Kerr, Principal Solicitor at Feminist Legal Clinic, hosted the discussion and you can watch the recording here.
Purchase a copy of Women Unsilenced at Booktopia or Friesen Press and see the Persons Against Non State Torture website for reviews and more information.
Images courtesy of the authors
We Can Hear Your Voices Now written and sung by Jeannette Westbrook