Grief, a year later.

Writing this now, in the year following his death, I am discovering that the ferocity of grief that comes to define your life after someone you love passes away can be terrifying

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Carrie

Grad school has been taking up most of my time, and the next few months up until graduation will be hectic, I can tell you that much. Choosing to read Stephen King is a deliberate choice in self-care because the man has been one of my favourite authors for over a decade now, and doing […]

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MScPl Year Two

It has been an interesting week “back,” even though I technically didn’t have the summer off as I was doing a reading course plus a TA-ship. My first few classes have brought into stark view just how lost and mentally checked out I was last year.

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Summer Favourites: Food!

As has been tradition since Summer 2014, Mikaius and I went exploring for more food places that we can add to our favourites list! While our busy schedules don’t allow us to write detailed reviews of each place like we used to in years past, here is a list of the new favourites that we […]

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Conversations About Hair

Hair, for me, is never just about my hair. My hair is a symbol: of a past life that I loved and lost, of emotional abuse by an authority figure, of being in a church where life was controlled in more ways than just spiritually.

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Summer Favourites: Podcasts!

I love podcasts. I grew up listening to serials on radio, and I have fond memories of lazy, sticky summer afternoons in the Philippines when my cousins and I were kids and would be forced to nap, falling asleep to scary stories or advice shows. There were a lot of dramatic retellings with equally dramatic […]

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Summer Series, #07

For a few months now, I’ve wanted to try and work through my complicated relationship with my name. I couldn’t manage to find a way of writing about it that felt honest but not too naked, and so, like many others, that particular writing prompt will go on the back burner. Last night, my younger […]

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Summer Series, #06

This summer is turning out to be much more introspective than I had anticipated. It might have something to do with the fact that we’re not seeing much sun over here in Toronto – but what with the near-constant threat of rain so far, coupled with my predilection for jumping into puddles, I’ve found myself […]

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