“misgendering a trans person” by Sasha at her desk

Sunday June 26, 2016
5 minutes
From a tweet

What if it’s all downhill from here

Jake asks caterpillar eyebrows up and down
and up the sun is setting and traffic has
calmed for once He’s not drinking beer
this month in preparation for the marathon
at the end of the month I don’t have anything to say
to that because I’m not sure about it either

I don’t have anything to say to him because
I’m not sure about even tomorrow or five minutes
from now I just turn up the music and start to dance
and the bass is as thick as the pink clouds
Jake doesn’t get up but he watches me and his
eyes are dancing so it’s almost just as good


“Contemporary and traditional ceremonies” by Sasha on her porch

Saturday June 25, 2016
5 minutes
Weddings from the Heart

Make no mistake, we aren’t going to have one of those Cinderella bullshit weddings. Kenny isn’t going to “lose twenty pounds” or anything heinous like that. Someone said that now that gay people getting married is legal, the whole wedding game has changed. We know how to do it up. We know how to do it better. There are more layers on the cakes, more tears, more techno, more flowers, more, more, more. But, not me and Kenny. We’re gonna go down to City Hall, with Henrietta and Jo, Kenny’s Mom and Dad and my Granny, and then have a reception at our favourite Italian pizzeria. No one has ever had a wedding reception there, and Domenico, the owner, is so excited he keeps texting me bride emoji followed by pizza emoji followed by flower bouquet emoji.

“Contemporary and traditional ceremonies” by Julia at her dining table

Saturday June 25, 2016
5 minutes
Weddings from the Heart

I haven’t packed a bag in a long time. I don’t really know where I’d go, so I don’t do things that get me going. Matt will have been gone for exactly a year tomorrow. We’re having a mass for him even though he hated church. Mom is always there these days. She says she has a lot to repent about and just wished she could have done it before. She thinks she could have saved him with prayer. I haven’t thought about leaving home since he killed himself. Maybe because I had been away so long and if I were close by, or closer, he wouldn’t have felt so alone. I guess we all blame ourselves for him being gone. I wish the same thing as my mother, that I could have changed my ways sooner. Only in my case that I would have been less selfish and had the foresight to know the repercussions of moving away from home and leaving your kid brother to fend for himself.