I started decentre with what I thought was a clear intention to help queer artists in Atlantic Canada. But the more I work on it, the more I feel the project shifting. I’m sure it’s clear that this blog is more of a personal blog than anything: I don’t purport to be an expert onContinue reading “The More We Discover”
Category Archives: daily distractions
On mornings when I wake up remembering that vague bit of information about an anonymous group of people not liking my behaviour, I inevitably begin to spiral. “Who? What did I do? How can I fix it? Why can’t they tell me? Who are they? What did I do? How can I fix it?” AndContinue reading “Being Despised”
The words pouring out are profoundly ugly. And yet they’re words carrying some sort of meaning. That’s a start. I try to find time for stream of consciousness writing as often as possible. Just write, y’all, with no judgment and no expectations. Weird stuff. It helps.
Make a Statement Or Else
One of the many reasons I’ve left social media, or at least severely limited my use of it, is the ever-increasing pressure to have an opinion. Not only to have an opinion, but to have the right one. I’ve learned the hard way that in a heated and divided world, complicated emotions can easily beContinue reading “Make a Statement Or Else”
Me Me Me
Many seem to be resistant to centring themselves in their own work. I find I write about myself all the time. In fact, during my undergrad, a group of close friends rewrote the lyrics of “You’re So Vain” to “You’re So Luke.” I thought it portrayed me fairly well. I don’t think it’s selfish toContinue reading “Me Me Me”
One of the things I’m working on during the pandemic is improving my vocabulary. I find when I’m trying to communicate to a group I’m not as articulate as I’d like to be because I’m constantly overthinking my word choices and worrying that they’re too boring or ineffective. Writing on a computer is another thingContinue reading “Vocabulary”
Forgive Me But, Um, No.
One of the keys to happiness, or at least contentment, in my opinion, is boundaries. Boundaries are clear delineations of what is and is not OK. In my experience, people (myself included) tend to struggle with the “clear” bit. We all have our ideas of what is needed and what isn’t; what counts as productiveContinue reading “Forgive Me But, Um, No.”
Much like many queer characters in the current canon, queer work often dies too soon. I’m thinking of a play I directed and dramaturged in 2018 called Re:Construct. It’s a beautiful play about growth from a trans perspective, and it had a successful run at the Ottawa Fringe. But it could go much further. AndContinue reading “Longer Lifespan”