“Her Name Was Margaret”… Dispelling the Myths around Homelessness

This is the fascinating and tragic life story of a homeless woman Denise Davy met while working as a reporter at the Hamilton Spectator.

Ms Davy is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist who specializes in writing about mental health, homelessness, and gender issues. She worked at the Hamilton Spectator for 26 years, was twice honoured with the Journalist of the Year award by the Ontario Newspaper Association, and is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award as well as four national journalism fellowships.

The founder of Purses for Margaret, which provides toiletries to homeless women, Ms Davy lives in Burlington, Ontario.

Her book, Her Name Was Margaret: Life and Death on the Street, is available from book retailers and  through her website denisedavy.ca

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