Genevieve Bergeron | Nathalie Croteau | Anne-Marie Edward | Maryse Langaniere | Anne-Marie Lemay | Michele Richard | Annie Turcotte | Helene Colgan | Barbara Daigneault | Maud Haviernick | Maryse Leclair | Sonia Pelletier | Annie St-Arneault | Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz

The lives and potential of these women were cut short on December 6th 1989.  14 women murdered for being women and for their audacity to be attending university, as I was in December 1989.  I’m saddened that today I had to look up their names.  I can remember his name without even thinking very hard but I could not remember a single one of their names.

Today I say their names.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women


About Debra Cowie

Debra is a photographer and visual storyteller based in Ottawa, Canada. She is an explorer at heart, whose passion for photography was born in travel and has been carried with her to more than 30 countries so far. Debra is also an avid cook and baker and much of her current work focuses on food styling and photography in her serendipitously beautifully lit kitchen. She has flirted with Polaroid and 35mm film photography but her true love is her DSLR (aka "Boyfriend Mark").
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2 Responses to Remembering

  1. Anne says:

    Thank you for posting this. I remember that day in 1989 like it was yesterday, sitting on my little sofa in my first apartment on St-Andrew street in the Market. And I too, can remember his name but cannot remember any of their names. So thank you for saying them out loud. They certainly deserve it.

    Also, congratulations on starting your blog. You inspire me!

  2. patty says:

    very moving.
    i’m visiting from picture the holidays… love your images and am curious about these places your find inspiration! 🙂
    looking forward to more awesome pictures… your self-portrait is amazing!

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