Am I Just Defective? Body Image & Infertility

Talking about body image, self-esteem, and infertility. Content warning: some discussion of weight related insecurity. Last week was National Infertility Awareness week (April 23rd-29th, 2022). The perfect time to talk about the many impacts and struggles faced by those struggling with infertility. For some background, I've never been someone with perfect self-esteem or confidence. As … Continue reading Am I Just Defective? Body Image & Infertility

Winter Sun

Blinding.Bright.Cleansing. Beams of warmth stretched out long.Piercing through only on the coldest of winter days.Glistening off the frozen earth. Invigorating.Energizing. The source of life in the North.An open sky like no other season, crystal clear and shining.The softest of blues. All of these cold months are not dark, but interspersed with brilliant light. Bringing with … Continue reading Winter Sun

Winds of Change

The winds of change are blowing outside. Rocketing.Howling. Rattling the tree branches.Shaking the window panes. I rest inside my cozy house and watch the blustering and blowing.The rain streaming. I pray it does not come in,that it does not blow down my warm house. I think to the others who have no houses, who wander … Continue reading Winds of Change

Morning Snowfall

I published this poem on Instagram last year around Christmas before I had really begun publishing my poetry and thought I would also share it here finally. It's mornings like these, when snow falls steadily,like a blanket over the city,that I wish to stay to stopto pauseto breath it inthat snow smelland to just watch … Continue reading Morning Snowfall

The Raven

This poem was written about a pair of ravens that were nested close to our apartment throughout the pandemic. We would listen for their calls, and looked for them each day when out walking. We were graced with a few chance sightings of these beautiful birds. Her croaking voice a haunting call. To stand in … Continue reading The Raven

The Geese

Where do the geese go when they leave for the winter? Are they journeying home, or are they going away? If you stopped to ask them, I wonder what they would say. Do they enjoy the trip, the chance to soar? I wonder how they came to wander, what made that first goose take to … Continue reading The Geese

Crickets

Crickets calling,like the sleigh bells of summer. Ringing out their magic in the night.Filling the dark with twinkle and delight. Down far below my window.Oh, how I'll miss your songs come the long, cold, winter. All poetry and artwork are my own original works. Please do not download, copy paste, or otherwise use them without … Continue reading Crickets

Summer Breeze

Oh soft summer breeze,come caress my warm cheek,sweep across my hot brow. Lift from me my worries,my stress,my shame. Fill me with hopes,dreams,and calm. Send my spirit up into the leaves,to new heights,and a new perspective. Oh soft summer breeze,help me rest,help me sleep. So that I can waketo live again. All poetry and artwork … Continue reading Summer Breeze

You Were

You've been gone so longit makes me wonder sometimesif you ever really were. A distant memory nowthat someone could almost make me believeyou were just a figment of my vivid imagination. And yet,deep in my bones,in the pit of my stomach,I know that you were. Without a doubt,you were here. Right here.Tangible,living and breathing.And being … Continue reading You Were

River Beach

Sparkles.The light glimmers and bounces off the water. The air is thick with the smell of weeds and mud.The trees hum with the vibrations of insects.The leaves rock back and forth in the gentle breeze. A single boat splits the surface of the water sending ripples off, out onto the shores. Turtles pop up their … Continue reading River Beach

Who am I? Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity

My complicated relationship with my LGBTQ+ identity. Talking about internalized homophobia, labels & authenticity, gender identity, bi & pan-erasure, and passability. It's Pride month, if you hadn't already noticed the rainbows everywhere. For anyone asking, why do we need a dedicated Pride month? Visibility is vitally important when it comes to confronting systems of discrimination … Continue reading Who am I? Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity

Cicada Song

The singing of the cicadas fills my ears. They are singing their last song before the rain and the frosts come,and they die. Their children will slumber through the winter and emerge next summer,to sing their song again. The song of their ancestors. Their song of sweet vibrations is a reminder to live nowas before … Continue reading Cicada Song

Darkness

This darkness is fuel. Don't run from it,don't fight it,grab hold of it. Grow from it.Explore it. Let it be thisthat inspires and feeds your return to the light. It can't consume youunless you let it. All poetry and artwork are my own original works. Please do not download, copy paste, or otherwise use them … Continue reading Darkness

Sunset

Sunset skiesare like a kiss goodbyeat a day's end. Vivid.Full of passion.Full of life. Their colours on full display,they capture us and fill uswith awe and peace,warm our hearts,and make us feel like the world is a little better. But should you turn away,or blink,or just not pay close attention,they are gone and over.A missed … Continue reading Sunset

I Tried HelloFresh

Sharing my experience trying out HelloFresh. Is it the solution to all of our cooking woes? *this article was in no way sponsored by or in partnership with HelloFresh. All products were ordered on my own. Meal kit services have become all-the-rage in the last couple of years, and even more so during the pandemic. … Continue reading I Tried HelloFresh