A cross Canada project called Uncommon Woman, started by a Thunder Bay resident, is alive an well with no signs of stopping.
Marlo Ellis has been to Toronto and Thunder Bay so far where people have heard from women who have recovered after facing extreme adversity.
Last week, at Confederation College, it was Leah Parsons, the mother of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons who committed suicide after being tormented on social media.
Ellis says the movement was the result of her personal story.
In 2010 and 2011 she was in a “relatively toxic relationship” and after coming out of it, she realized she needed people around her who understood what she was going through.
The project coordinator notes these women are “working their way through their stories” to help figure out what they can do next and to “move forward in their lives.”
Today the Uncommon Woman event stops in Calgary, and it will be followed by a visit to Vancouver next week.
Ellis plans to take some time off after the Vancouver stop and intends to take the project international.Local Woman