The Pragmatism and Bravery of Retreating Into Emotional Bunkers

“I’ve come to know the experience of assembling and synthesizing an emotional bunker in order to persevere and survive a period of acute anxiety and depression. A fight or flight response to physical and mental exhaustion, it’s a process that brought me shame, frustration, resilience, and rest. It’s a process that confused me, and it’s a process I’d like to talk about.“

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"Should you be Here?" Reflections on Pride, Allyship & Taking up Space

“I just wrapped up my second year attending Pride Toronto, and it was as filled with emotion and energy as I remembered it being last year.

The streets were overflowed with people celebrating, dressed in everything from the most elaborately crafted costumes, to wearing no clothing whatsoever.”

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Inside the Transgender Mind: Trans Body Image & Self-Confidence

“Some days, I look in the mirror and hate my body. Hate my wide hips, my narrow shoulders, my short stature, and my baby face. I wonder how I can leave the house looking like this. I wonder how people can accept me when I can’t even accept myself. Those days are the days I will forever be grateful to have the support system I do.”

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