I have been deeply touched by Kathy and her story on many occasions, mainly because of Kathy's strength and resilience as a woman who lost a daughter to drugs and the sex trade, and who is now a strong advocate for the cause of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and all those who have suffered great losses. Her own loss of Cara is well-chronicled on her website -- a painful, challenging, and inspiring story, with beauty shining through simply because Kathy is a person who thinks deeply about life and loves it well.
Kathy's website is a gorgeous tribute to Cara, and will hold 4 books carrying the story of Cara and many other lost Alberta women -- three books are already available at the bottom of the home page. They're not easy to read, but they are incredibly important if our society is to change the way it reaches out to women in high-risk situations. There is also a page encouraging donations to agencies that support women caught up in the sex trade that I encourage everyone to visit.
Please take today's moodling as a challenge to do all that we can this International Women's Day -- and every day -- in honour of all those women among us who are facing challenges that we can or cannot imagine.