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LGBTQIA+

Don’t Say This To Your Bisexual Partner

It took me a long time to accept that I am bisexual. And even though I still feel like that single word doesn’t encompass the spectrum of my sexuality, I use it because it... Continue reading »

Racism

Growing Up In a Multi-Racial Household

Telling someone that I am half-Indian always guarantees an interesting response. It often takes some clarification: “yes, from India”, “yes, my father is actually Indian, as in brown coloured skin”, and “I couldn’t tell... Continue reading »

Abuse

Good Intentions Aren’t Enough For Children

When I was in fourth grade, my dad had gotten drunk again. This time he tried to strangle my mom. My mom, my sister, and I spent the night behind a pizza place in... Continue reading »

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