Amanda Carrasco

She Overcame and Changed the World


  • My First Victim Statement

    I wish victim statements were not a thing. I wish I was not an officially registered victim of a crime. I can wish until the cows come home but it changes nothing. Today I wrote my second victim statement because my offender is going to the parole board again and I decided to honor my… Continue reading

  • Gone for 20 years; never, ever forgotten

    Different things are triggers for different people. I have been pretending I’m ok but i am deeply effected by memories and timing. I don’t think there’s anyone in Canada who doesn’t know about the story of the family in Calgary who are suffering a tragic loss. So senseless and so deep. I can not express… Continue reading

  • Be a friend & shut your mouth

    It was not even 10am and I had already greatly angered a complete stranger. That doesn’t usually happen that early in the day. I have a pet peeve – well a few to be completely honest. This particular one is when well intentioned people say stupid things to hurting people. YES, I get that they… Continue reading

  • Where to stick your bumper sticker theology

    I recently read this blog about God not giving us more than we can bear by Nate Pyle. Honest, truthful, bold stuff. The last two years of my life have been filled with a lot of pain and this really hit my heart in a way I needed. I have been through many difficult things… Continue reading

  • Carrying your grief for life

    I have lost many people in my life in many different ways. The pain from some of those losses has lessened over time, for others the pain can be fresh and real at any moment. I think this has given me the ability to relate to others who are in pain and understand things they… Continue reading

About Me

As a thriving survivor and registered victim of crime, Amanda Carrasco has used her experiences to impact the lives of her community and those impacted by the justice system. She is a dynamic speaker, consultant, and leader who values community and justice.