Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

Hey, want to hear a happy story? Three years and one week ago, I hopped on a plane to reconnect with an old friend after a period of prolonged silence between us. I'd never visited them before, and the first and last time they had come to visit me was a good three years beforehand, … Continue reading Three Years, Two Humans, One Love: 16 Ways to Strengthen Relationships

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How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings. Hugging with mindfulness and concentration can bring reconciliation, healing, understanding, and much happiness. The practice of mindful hugging has helped so many people to reconcile with each other — fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and friends, and so … Continue reading How to Hug Your Human: A Practical Guide (Bringing Back Platonic Intimacy 101)

#GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

Valentine's Day has just passed us by. The air is still ringing with the aftershocks of cheap chocolate and corner store bouquets and the war cry of the single against what is, essentially, a national effort to commoditize love. In tribute to love--and in defiance of Valentine's Day's icky capitalistic overtones--Team Awesome decided to all … Continue reading #GLamour: How to Write The Most Powerful Love Letter Ever (to Yourself)

The Freshman and The Fortune Teller: a Letter to First-Year Me

NB: Feature Image by the amazing Chris Taylor. --- Happy November, friends and fellow humans--we have one month left of fall semester. That is mindblowing to me. So far, this school year has been a capricious and ever-shifting thing, and while that changeability and that unbridled momentum is propelling me into all sorts of golden … Continue reading The Freshman and The Fortune Teller: a Letter to First-Year Me

It’s All Golf To Me: True Facts About The Asexual (October Partnership Post #3)

Let me tell you about my first crush. It's a short story--totally unrequited, there's not much to it. I never even knew his name. It's seventh grade. There's a school assembly going on. I'm sat cross-legged on one side of the auditorium, amidst the other Grade 7-8 classes, trying my utmost to hear what the … Continue reading It’s All Golf To Me: True Facts About The Asexual (October Partnership Post #3)

Big Queer On Campus: Being LGBTQ+ At Glendon (October Partnership Post #2)

Let me tell you the only things you need for a top-notch evening out: live music, also-live fish, and a bunch of very very lively queer folk. This past Friday I rewarded myself for a very stressful two weeks of life by attending an event organized by GLgbt* (Glendon's LGBTQ-Ally group) called GET FISHY WITH … Continue reading Big Queer On Campus: Being LGBTQ+ At Glendon (October Partnership Post #2)