Our Lives, Our Voices: Downtown Eastside women find healing through narrative

We are the women of the Downtown Eastside Power of Women group. Our aim is to empower ourselves through our experiences, and to raise awareness from our own perspectives about the issues affecting the neighbourhood.

We believe that the cycles of violence, discrimination, substance use, poor health conditions, child apprehension and social isolation that we experience are the direct result of various government policies and the structural conditions of patriarchy, capitalism, racism and colonization that perpetuate the marginalization ofwomen living in poverty.

We are pleased to share with you our stories, our ideas and our experiences. They have been part of our healing journey, and we hope they will inspire yours as well.

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