No clinic yesterday, as it was Remembrance Day. I couldn't tell you if the protesters were out or not, because I was sleeping in. Which was amazing.
I called a meeting for the escorts, because we've never had one since I've been here and I think it's a good idea sometimes to go over some issues that might have slipped through the cracks. Escorting itself is not that challenging (although having Glare-y Mary stare at you for an hour and a half can take its toll), but there are certain situations that sometimes arise. Like when the police turn up, or the media.
It was a great meeting - I had a much better turn-out than I expected, and everyone had lots of good questions and comments. Plus people wanted to take the tour! I love giving the tour. One of our escorts, CP, even brought a friend, who we didn't scare away! So she is starting next week, which is awesome.
We just have such a great group of escorts. The patients really appreciate having them out there and I feel like they (the escorts) need to be reminded that what they do is really important.
In other news, I'll be speaking on a panel for STU Sexuality Awareness Week (Nov. 24th-28th) on "Why Feminism is Not a Four-Letter Word". I think it's on the Tuesday but I'll have to get back to you. Sue Johansson will be giving a talk on the Wednesday night, so absolutely do not miss that, because she's amazing. AMAZING.