Jessica Jones: A Study in Grooming and Exploitation?

“Jessica. I know your secrets. I know about your friends, about your gifts. Jessica. Jessica Jones. I know everything.” ~Kilgrave, Jessica Jones He’s so incredibly interested in you. He asks questions. He listens like no one ever has. He’s never too busy to find out everything there is to know about you. Your hopes. Your dreams….

On Consent: When is ‘Yes’ Really ‘No?’

When we are children, we are taught that ‘yes’ means ‘yes’ and ‘no’ means ‘no.’ As we grow up,  many of us begin to realize that human interactions are rarely so conveniently simple, so divided into neat binary categories of ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ How many times have you agreed to something that you didn’t actually…

About Carly

Carly Kalish, MSW, RSW, Individual & Family Therapist, East Metro Youth Services, Chair of the Human Trafficking Intervention Prevention Strategy (H.I.P.S.) Toronto Carly Kalish is a social worker, trauma counselling innovator, and tireless advocate for sex workers and survivors of domestic human sex trafficking. Carly has personally touched the lives of many youth involved in…

Open Letter to Survivors Who Testify

To All the Women Brave Enough to Testify At Sexual Violence Trials From a Trauma Counsellor Dear Survivors, I believe you. As a trauma counsellor for the past five years, your witness accounts sound all too familiar. For people in my line of work, these are the stories we know by heart. The beats and…