Are You Afraid to Share Your Art?

As artists, most of us are sensitive to criticism. We can feel terrified of putting our work out there. Our art can represent the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, and the last thing we may want is to make that available for public consumption. It doesn’t help that we regularly see other creatives be evisceratedContinue reading “Are You Afraid to Share Your Art?”

On No Longer Being a “Bad” French Student

I recently moved to Montréal and ordered a croissant in French. I was nervous, surrounded by flawless French speakers, thinking I would stumble or get confused and have to revert to English, but I didn’t! I was intermittently homeschooled and in and out of the school system as a kid. No one in my familyContinue reading “On No Longer Being a “Bad” French Student”

A Strained Relationship

Content note: this piece discusses alcohol consumption, binge drinking, intoxication, and trauma. It also briefly describes sexual assault. I have a strained relationship with alcohol. I don’t really drink except when I do. Throughout my twenties, drinking gradually evolved from an enjoyable activity to one I’m rather afraid of. There have been too many nightsContinue reading “A Strained Relationship”

A Magical Rollercoaster of a Night

Content note: the following piece contains descriptions of drinking and intoxication. We arrive at the hostel, unpack our things, and head to the bar. We’ve been travelling all day and have steam to blow off. My companion and I open the menus and are met with a variety of overpriced cocktails. We each order somethingContinue reading “A Magical Rollercoaster of a Night”