World Mental Health Day: Blowing Out The Gas Light

This post did not come easily. I’ve known for a while that I wanted to write something in honour of World Mental Health Day…but what? Would it be my experiences of living with depression? My more recent experiences of anxiety? Would I share my stories about being a support system for friends dealing with eating…

Lessons I’m Learning

Here’s the thing: I have always assumed that by certain milestones I’ll become a particular person, fully equipped to deal with her situation. By 23, I had figured I’d be a graduate, doing my Masters in London, England, working part time for some really cool company, with a cat and a nice boy living in…

On Womanhood and Healing

Hello friends, it’s been a minute. Things are looking up in Toronto, and as I write this it is currently a whopping 18 degrees outside! It’s also just a couple of days after International Women’s Day… which also makes this week two years since my journey with chronic illness began. What a week, eh? So…

I Think The 6ix Is The One

I’ve had more homes than I have fingers. I’ve lived in three different countries, five cities, thirteen houses. You could say I’m fairly adaptable, but Home is a concept I think about a lot more than perhaps the average person does. Home is a little more complicated than just bricks and mortar. And sometimes, home…

#GLAmour: Love Letter To Myself

This Valentine’s Day, in honour of all things lovey-dovey, Team Octothorpe are writing a collection of love letters to ourselves under the tag #GLAmour.    Dear Jasmin, We cried yesterday. We heard some truths that we needed to hear, and we finally learned to listen. How strange it is to hear someone who knows you…