AJAs 2017 Finalists


Slug/Label #MeToo
Date Aired or Published Oct 17th, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Chronicle Herald
Name of Program: n/a
If co-produced, list partner: n/a
Location: Halifax
List awards, grants: n/a
Running time (TV/Radio): n/a

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

I was approached by editor Chris Lambie to write a piece for the Herald about #MeToo. I agreed immediately, not considering the deadline (only a few hours away... I wrote the piece while my toddler napped, and submitted it within 3 hrs of being approached) No journalist wants to publish material about themselves, it goes against everything we are taught. But my own discomfort was secondary to the overwhelming sense of duty I felt. My own mother begged me not to do it. There is so much shame surrounding this subject. In order to move forward we must acknowledge the truth.

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