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Author: Rebecca Laufer

Rebecca Laufer

Rebecca Laufer is currently employed as the Social Media Coordinator at Herizon House, working to raise awareness for the shelter and for issues relating to violence against women in the community. She is also in the midst of completing an Honours Degree in Media, Information, and Technoculture with a Minor in Creative Writing at the University of Western Ontario in London. Rebecca has always loved reading and writing in all forms and plans to pursue a career in publishing.

We’re All the Same

Community of womenThis post originally appeared on the Herizon House blog. It has been published with the author's consent.

Working at a women’s shelter has opened my eyes in so many ways, to so many things that I thought I knew but never truly understood. I’ve been able to witness first-hand pure kindness and generosity day-in and day-out as multiple people stop by with donations for the shelter, asking absolutely nothing in return. I’ve been able to be a part of a selfless team that gives nothing but their greatest effort to help women and children who have nowhere else to turn.


Domestic Violence in the News: How Media is Failing Victims of Domestic Violence

Woman looking out the windowThis article was originally posted on the Herizon House Blog and is re-published with the authors permission.

In today’s heavily mediated society, all forms of media have the ability to reach increasingly more people than ever before. Online news has climbed the ranks as one of the more valued sources of information, right up there with television news and actually surpassing radio and newspapers. Despite the rankings of the importance of each news source in Canada, one thing remains the same among all forms of media: people listen and people believe.



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