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True Colours

June 24, 2018

True Colours

"I currently write about mental health because I struggle with mine. I write about mental illness because of the emotions that are thrust upon me. I try to take the pain that I feel, and turn it into beauty. I also write about mental illness because it’s a tough thing to explain. But when you listen to songs about depression, or anxiety you get that feeling of “hey that’s me”or “I can relate”. So why not do it with poetry as well. My goal is really just explaining how I feel. Writing helps me calm down, think things through, and understand what’s going on in my life." 

Wednesday to Friday

May 16, 2018

Wednesday to Friday

She looked down at her phone. Missed call. She knew it was her mom, wondering what time she’d be home, if she wanted a ride. She ignored it. Tonight was the night and nothing was going to ruin the moment. She lingered by the cash registers, rummaging through her backpack as if looking for something. The lights systematically shut down around her until only the blue storefront neons glowed softly. She was still bent over her backpack when she sensed him approach. He walked with Chris, the manager, who winked at her subtly when she looked up. He knew. She...


The Loudest Silence

May 10, 2018

The Loudest Silence

Everyday, people experience a series of “downs” that are often described as feelings of depression. Heartbreak. Loss. Betrayal. These times can put you in a place that, in the moment, give the impression that you’re in a place of no return. The grieving process is natural, unique to each individual and although it may share some features of depression - it's important we learn the difference. Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed - and undiagnosed - mood disorders under the large umbrella of Mental Illness. The illness occurs along a continuum of mild to life threatening — some...


Me & U(niversity)

May 07, 2018

Me & U(niversity)

Bags in hand I looked at my school and I had high hopes for living alone, for being alone, for figuring out who I am, only to end up sitting in my room all by myself until 3am eating mr noodles and Smartfood. I wrote this as a way to reach out to every person going through this struggle of transitioning or even in university that no matter what it will be okay. Your story will be amazing. Thank you.   With walls surrounding me day and night I feel trapped. The bricks on top of bricks. The dents between,...


- Need A Hand? -

January 31, 2018

- Need A Hand? -

It's often difficult to start writing a piece where you just want to yell out a point and can't really figure out how to create context or use intriguing transition sentences to "build up a story". What can the audience relate to? How can I introduce the subject without losing the audience's interest? God damnit, how the hell am I going to come up with a promising thesis? I'm sure you've all been in a situation where you've been lost trying to write a paper on the Cold War in Grade 10 History or lost trying to draft an essay on the subject "Why?" for...