Last month I attended a psychiatrist appointment as part of the process to access accommodations both through ODSP and through my university accessibility office. This was my third appointment with the clinic and my first with the psychiatrist. This appointment ended in my storming out of the office twenty minutes into the appointment and heading … Continue reading An E-mail To The Social Worker Who Recommended I Needed Yoga
CW: description of sexual assault, internalized victim-blaming, rape culture Today my news feed was filled with Me too. I’ve scrolled past it from countless friends and acquaintances. Post after post reminding us that almost none of us haven’t been affected by sexual harassment or assault. Me too. It took me three years to talk about … Continue reading Me Too: What Happened At the Con
CW: detailed description of public harassment by a visibly mentally ill person, racism, ableism, sanism, police violence Yesterday I woke up deep in a depressive episode. I skipped my second class for the week, a tutorial I still haven’t shown up to it. There was a hopelessness that I’m so familiar with. My body wasn’t … Continue reading When Performing Whiteness Still Can’t Keep You Safe
I was in an uncomfortable situation a few weeks ago, and every time I think about it, all of these hurt and upset feelings come up. I was in a group chat with my partner and his friends. This group chat is predominantly white; I was one of two people of colour in it. We … Continue reading Who Gets To Police Language?
Today I had planned to write a fun blog post about my gender. It was going to involve a photoshoot and outfit changes. I’m genderfluid, so I often find myself identifying along different parts of masculinity and femininity – often at the same time. I’ve coordinated my wardrobe, my hair, everything about how I present to allow for this constant shifting. But the more I thought about letting people in on that, the less I wanted to share.
I live in Toronto. Toronto has a bustling and queer community. Toronto is multi-cultural. I live in a bubble. Last night I went to sleep thinking about how I wish I went out to more queer events, that I was more a part of the community. Last night I wished I could just be gay … Continue reading Staring Outside the Bubble: Reflections on the Orlando Shooting
There is a lot of tension between some activist groups because they don’t believe that they are working together, but against each other’s goals. It’s like it’s some kind of game where each person they convert can only have one strong cause and they’re trying to take over the whole board. What they don’t realize … Continue reading Intro to Intersectionality