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It's not love if it ain't lovin

Photo Description: 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 can’t expect to truly understand such a fluid concept – 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 – 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 – and usually with damaging and tiring consequences on my mental state. I’m afraid that love’s going to eat me alive.

Tyler Anderson , 17 yrs

Etobicoke School of the Arts