Recently I found myself in the fourth row of the extremely small Berkeley Downstairs Theatre. A mere 18 hours earlier I had been scrolling through Instagram when I saw that one of my favourite comedians of all time, Simon Amstell, was dropping by Toronto to perform his latest standup routine, What Is This. The UK … More What Is This?
Back in June when Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain both committed suicide within days of each other there was all sorts of talk about depression. People urged those who are struggling to “reach out” and did all sorts of performative acts to show that they really care and are there for people who are … More Giving Up The Fight
Have you ever thought about your future healthcare decisions and how you want to die? If you’re like most Canadians, the answer is probably not. Maybe you think it’s morbid to even consider what your end of life wishes will be. But it’s actually a good idea to sit down and start asking yourself some … More National Advance Care Planning Day
It’s that time of year again. We are into the last days of 2016 which means that in addition to people lamenting what a dumpster fire this year has been there is now also talk of juice cleanses and detox diets. There is talk of ridding one’s home of any last Christmas confection as if it … More 2017 Will Be The Year I Listen to My Body
Being a plus sized woman and dressing stylishly is an incredibly hard task. I don’t even consider myself to be particularly well dressed but I try. I have trouble with accessorizing, especially since my skin breaks out when it’s touched by anything that isn’t gold, silver, or platinum. I get baffled when trying to put … More 5 Things You Don’t Know About Plus Size Shopping
Recently I was being interviewed on the radio and while speaking about diversity, I blurted out that I am a “cis white woman.” I heard the mistake as soon as the words left my mouth. I didn’t have time to correct myself but it made me stop and think. Am I white? Well, sort of. … More My Complicated Racial Identity
I didn’t want to write this. I’ve been dealing with depression on and off since I was 12. Yes, 12 years of age. That was the first time that life ever got so overwhelming that I thought maybe it was better to end everything than to see if my circumstances and mood would change. It’s … More The Depression Diaries pt 1 – Hey Suicide!
I like to talk about death. A lot. Like to the point that I regularly manage to steer my conversations toward death and death planning. I’m not sure where it comes from but I think it may have started the summer I was 17. I spent some time in New Brunswick visiting family. Every morning … More 5 Common Misconceptions About Death Acceptance
Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. If you’re wondering what this place is all about, it’s a blog for me to focus on two of my favourite subjects: death acceptance and body positivity. Some people might think that’s a strange combination but these are two areas that highly influence my life. Of … More Welcome