Dork is my Middle Name

Dork is my Middle Name

I don’t know how old I was when it dawned on me that maybe I wasn’t like everyone else. Maybe in high school? But I loved high school and had the best group of friends whom I treasured and I was lucky to have a few close friends I shared everything with. Almost...
I Kissed A Girl

I Kissed A Girl

She gathered me into her arms and I felt her lips touch mine. The Kiss. How can I explain it?  Soft. Gentle. Different. And right. I did not want to open my eyes. I couldn’t. She kissed me with my eyes closed and she opened my eyes to my truth; awakening something...
Construction of a Closet

Construction of a Closet

When I realized I was in love with Jess, she was thirty-two and I was the ripe old age of forty-one. In school, much like me, she liked boys just like her girlfriends did. But around age sixteen, she realized she liked girls more. And for sixteen years she hid it,...
As the Stomach Turns…and Other Rumours

As the Stomach Turns…and Other Rumours

I was in grade ten, uncertain of myself, yet doing my best to look cool and indifferent and most certainly failing miserably.  I sat with a group of friends in the cafeteria, enjoying the camaraderie against a backdrop of giggles, chatter and chairs scraping the...
How 2 Women Became 2 Moms

How 2 Women Became 2 Moms

What? Wait a second! I already have 3 children! And I’m bloody 42 years old! I felt my easy grin turn Stepfordish – a robotic, macabre smile pulling at my lips – the voice inside my head hollering very, VERY loudly. ‘I want to have a baby with you,’ Jess repeated, her...
Why Can’t I Just Be Normal?

Why Can’t I Just Be Normal?

I was 40. An awareness was seeping slowly into my brain, a sick panic taking root in my center. I had met my husband – a shy guy with a disarming smile – in high school when I was 16. I had been married to him for almost 20 years and together, we had three much-loved...

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