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How Can We End Child Sexual Abuse Without Prisons?

child holding had of another person How can we disrupt and end child sexual abuse without turning to police and a racist prison industrial complex that disproportionately criminalizes, arrests and imprisons Black and Indigenous people...


"There was no market for poetry about trauma, abuse and healing"

Ashifa Kassam The Guardian
This young Toronto-based poet won a place on the best-seller lists with her epigrammatic, haiku-like poetry that sometimes addresses emotionally difficult subjects. This is an unusual accomplishment for poetry in today's culture. Here is this remarkable writer's story.
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