And so it begins..

Ask me if I’m nervous. My new life, the new chapter in the book of my life officially starts tomorrow. Though it’s a moment so long in the making, a change so desperately needed, I can’t help but feel I’m in way (read:way) over my head, that this is simply a fanciful, but stupid idea manufactured by a mind grasping for reasons to keep trying. But I do. And I’ll continue to do so. Not […]

Transgender

I suppose many or most of you know I am a trans person. It’s not something I celebrate nor necessarily damn. It isn’t what I try to be or wish to be, it’s simply what I am. I’ll be honest. I don’t really get along with, see eye to eye with or even enjoy many of the trans people I know. Oddly, and perhaps unintuitively, I don’t get a lot of support – emotionally or […]

Blanche Macdonald Center

It’s been a long time coming but, at long last, my journey to the BMI is well underway. Enrollment and begininning of classes really soon. This has been a dream of mine for so long now and to see it coming to fruition is something that both inspires me and humbles me. The long awaited opportunity to attend this school and all of my hopes, dreams and aspirations are coming to pass. I can’t tell […]

Vancouver

After so many years I finally did it. I moved back to Vancouver, in all of its glory, lights, people and possibilities. How fiercely I missed all of this. Am currently holed up in a hostel in the downtown core, near the waterfront and, despite the filth and often shady people coming and going, I am, by virtue of being in this city, feeling peaceful and the most at-home I’ve felt in over a decade. […]

Who am I?

This is a question I’d asked myself more times than there are blades of grass in a summer field. Who am I? Every time I asked this question, though I had an answer, none of them satisfied me and I was able to, with precision, knock down each. Who am I? Well, I am a Chef. No. I am not my career. I am a sister, an aunt, a partner. No, I am not defined […]