This one was a lot about sex and abuse. I spent middle school and half of high school really struggling to get a grasp on my sexuality. I know now that I canâ€™t expect to truly understand such a fluid concept â€“ but I think there will always be fear behind the subject. To be in love is to be completely vulnerable to another person in my opinion â€“ and although I am often praised as honest and raw in what I saw I struggle with this a lot. I may speak the truth but I am aware I speak in a detached manner. To speak as if I am living in the moment is something I still have to push myself to do â€“ and usually with damaging and tiring consequences on my mental state. Iâ€™m afraid that loveâ€™s going to eat me alive.
Tyler Anderson , 17 yrs
Etobicoke School of the Arts