Bio Blank Thoughts 

  September 19. 2017 He says, “We should do lunch”. She responds thinking sure, why not. She repsonds with an “Ok, what about this weekend?” He responds back, “Weekdays are better. Too many errands on the weekends.” She reads the response. Scuffs. She thinks to herself how easy it was for her biological father to … More Bio Blank Thoughts 

My Journey with Traveling: Re-learning what I was Taught.

Everyone grows up. Everyone grows up differently. Everyone grows up learning different lessons that shape who they become (to a certain extent). In some cases, some people need to re-learn the lessons they learned as a child in order to become the person their heart whispers to them that they truly are. *** I grew … More My Journey with Traveling: Re-learning what I was Taught.

My Journey with Trauma Alongside Me

A short personal reflection written for Adopt 4 Life: Ontario’s Adoptive Parent’s Association. May 15, 2015.   My Name is Jessica. I have grown up sharing my story. I have shared my story with the Radio, newspapers, community events, television programs, award ceremonies, publishers, teachers, friends, extended family, youth in care and advocacy groups to … More My Journey with Trauma Alongside Me

10 Years Later: A reflection on the memoir “House Rules” by Rachel Sontag

I was at Chapters one day and was browsing through the bargain books. I saw a book titled “House Rules”. I picked it up, as I was drawn to the title and what it represented for me; growing up in a home suffocated by rules and restrictions. The description of the book described the memoir … More 10 Years Later: A reflection on the memoir “House Rules” by Rachel Sontag

A Bag of Chips

A bag of chips sat on a shelf in a grocery store – Until, someone bought it, and another bag. Different flavours. The bag of chips heard the person buying them, say that they didn’t know if the boy would eat them, but that they remembered him saying they were his favourite kinds – he … More A Bag of Chips