Thursday, January 7, 2010
It is with a very heavy heart that I post this message today. One of Calgary's most beloved, inspiring and dedicated feminists has passed away. Marsha Ellen Meidow died on January 6th at 11:00pm of a serious brain aneurysm.
Marsha worked tirelessly to help young women in Calgary who were living on the streets, involved in prostitution, addicted to drugs, survivors of abuse, and so much more. These are the girls that no one else seemed to care about. Marsha also directed and produced the Vagina Monologues for many years in Calgary - and organized countless other events - all to raise money for young women at risk. In 2007 she received Calgary's Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Marsha was a survivor of abuse and overcame many obstacles in her life including drug addiction and life on the streets. She turned her own life around and was dedicted to helping other women do the same. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and many described her as an angel on earth.
Calgary has indeed lost an angel. Our feminist community will never be the same without her. Our thoughts and hearts go out to Marsha's family and her husband, Tank.
We will never forget you.