Corner of Angel Street and Richmond Street
Warning: This story deals with material that some listeners may find triggering and upsetting, including discussions of sexual abuse.
Hi, my name is Megan Walker and I’m the Executive Director of the London Abused Women’s Centre, a member of an extraordinary team of women who are providing front line service to women who are abused. I’m here today on Angel Street, to talk about what’s happening.
I have worked at the London Abused Women’s Centre for almost 25 years, and like almost all women, I come with my own experience, everything I have done in my adult life around ending male violence against women is because of those experiences. And so for me, you know I remember being a kid and not knowing where to go or what to do, and there used to be a Waterloo Street bus at Ryerson Public School, and I would get on that bus and take it to the London Public Library and really just sit, and think, you know? And that’s what I do with Angel Street, I sit on the grass by the fence and I just… it’s an opportunity for me to reflect, and to try to think of ways to move forward. And what inspires me on Angel Street to do that, is that I feel that those women who have been killed, many of whom I know their children, I always feel they’re sort of with me. And I make a commitment to them during my meditation that I am going to do everything I can to end this atrocity against women.