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Chris Roberts

Beauty Bites Beast at Montreal Film Festival

  I am thrilled to announce that my friend Ellen Snortland will have her film, "Beauty Bites Beast, The Missing Conversation About Ending Violence" premiering at the Montreal Film Festival on Sunday, Sept 4 at 5:50pm at the Theatre Outremont, 1230-1248 Avenue Bernard, Outremont, QC H2V 1V6, Canada.   As Ellen says, "Our aim with Beauty Bites Beast is to "normalize" women's self-defense, and by extension, kids' self-defense as a human need and right; to inspire those on the fence to see that the drive to protect oneself is not a gendered attribute and to thereby get behind the movement to make empowerment self-defense accessible, portable and affordable." Ellen Snortland is lawyer, teacher, media and first time author boo...
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A Message to Mom & Daughter About Leaving For College

momdaughterYou’ve both been waiting for this for a long time, and no doubt mom, your daughter or son has been looking forward to the next phase of their life. Congratulations, it’s an exciting time and one’s post-secondary school years will be some of the most unforgettable, so let’s make sure those memories are great ones! Just remember that your parents are concerned because hey, after all you are the light of their eyes and the news of campus safety and the worry of violence doesn't help them, nor you, so please understand the position they are in.  They have felt some level of control in keeping you safe all these years, and they may fear losing some of that control.  College should be a fun and enlightening experience, a growing exper...
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Do You Feel SAFE in Underground Parking Lots

SAFE International self defense teaches thousands of women each year and one of the topics of concern for many of our clients is safety in Underground Parking Lots.  There are so many potential hazards, and for many they have to park underground if they work in the city.  Also, those living in condominiums may have underground parking.  As with every topic we teach, there are no definite answers on how to address any threat in an underground parking, but there are a number of things one can to reduce the chances of harm.  First I would like to offer up a video we did with one of our clients who was always fearful of going into her parking lot, and when you see the video of this actual parking lot you will understand. &nb...
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