It’s All in the Name

Some people call me Mel, which I’m not a particular fan of, especially now, because it reminds me of Mel Gibson, who I despise.

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In response to “The Hyphen” 

It’s strange to think about dysphoric experiences, especially when one comes from a “multicultural” country like Canada. You’re allowed to celebrate who you are – your culture, your practices, your beliefs – with the expectation that you won’t be kicked under the rug for being different.

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Everything about the hyphen is pain. Everything within the hyphen is pain. Everything beyond the hyphen is pain.

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I’m an author! I’m an author!

There’s tons of bragging rights that come from being an author in my eyes, in whatever platform you’ve been published (yes, even if you write a little quip for a birthday card that’s only sold in dollar stores in remote areas of the world).

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