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Letter to the editor: I am sorry to the people who were hurt by my words

2021 Quesnel Ambassador issues apology for disrespectful Snapchat
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Dear citizens of Quesnel,

I would like to apologize for my disrespectful Snapchat that caused pain to so many people. I am sorry to the people who were hurt by my words. My post was cruel and the message delivered was not the one I had intended. Now, I see the negative impact my words have had on others.

Someone told me it is not the mistakes that define you, it is what you do to fix them that really says something. In order to make amends, I will be meeting with Alison Prentice, the president of the Quesnel Pride Society, in hopes to understand the struggles of being part of the LGBTQ2S+ community. I want to talk with her to better understand her community on a personal level. I want to become more knowledgeable on this topic and become an ally.

I should have never sent the message, and I will be more conscious of the messages I send in the future. I’m ashamed that my careless choice of words hurt so many people. As a Quesnel Ambassador, I am supposed to be that girl who motivates and encourages everyone, and that message was not that girl. I will be making an effort to not simply apologize, but to learn and do better in the future.

Jaeana Dumais

Quesnel Ambassador 2021

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