Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Using art to cope through lasting pain

Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
Christina Goudy shows her painting inspired by her
cousin’s rape and murder that won first place at the
Moose Jaw Multicultural Council’s art contest this
year.  She is seen here at the Moose Jaw Newcomer
Welcome Centre on Dec. 10, 2016.
By Lisa Goudy

Christina Goudy is still haunted by her cousin’s rape and murder 20 years ago.

“It was devastating. It just made me think, ‘It’s been 20 years and it’s still affecting me really bad,’” she said. “Oct. 26 every year, it’s just bad for everybody. I hope nobody ever has to go through something like that. It’s the worst thing ever.”

On Oct. 26, 1996, Goudy’s cousin, 14-year-old Darrelle Exner, left a restaurant in Regina and was walking home alone when she was raped and murdered.

Goudy was 17 years old when it happened.

1 comment:

  1. This is really good! Good for her!