Category Archive: WYR in the News

Mar 12

When You’re Ready on Alberta Primetime

When You’re Ready on the News!

I was interviewed for a segment on Alberta Primetime, called Alberta Stories last week. It aired last night and the link is now active. In the segment I discuss the assault, the aftermath, and what I’m doing now to make a difference. I got the chance to talk a …

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Jan 19

Radio Interview on Calgary News Talk 770 – January 16, 2015

Lauren Reid’s interview with Rob Breakenridge and Roger Kingkade on Calgary Newstalk 770 morning radio show

 

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Jan 19

Macleans Magazine (Project 97) – January 15, 2015

After actress Lucy DeCoutere publicly accused former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshiof sexually assaulting her, Lauren Reid felt inspired to share her experiences of rape with the world—for the very first time—and create a platform for others to do the same. So last December, the 30-year-old who works at a Toronto-based privacy research company started WhenYoureReady.org, a website for survivors of sexual assault to tell their stories and support each other. She posted about the three times in her life she has been raped.

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Jan 19

National Post – January 15, 2015

Lauren Reid has a unique contribution to the ongoing conversation about unreported rapes and the climate for addressing sexual assault claims.
Raped three times — once in high school and twice in university — her jaw-dropping experience had never been documented in any official record or police report.
Now, the 30-year-old Toronto resident is using her professional background in big data and privacy to push for a national, anonymous, user-controlled and self-reported database on sexual assault.
It is an ambitious project, unprecedented in its scope, but it comes with its own set of complicated challenges and concerns.

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