The Deep, Dark Lies of Las Vegas

We had barely made it out of the airport when the cab driver struck up a conversation. “You guys had a carnival yet?” “We just got here.” “You know what a carnival is?” “…no.” “It’s when you get a girl to sit on your face and you guess how much she weighs.” Welcome to Fabulous […]

The ‘Creative’ First Year Undergraduate

What a mind-boggling, precariously balanced stage of life this is, especially for those studying a degree with few, if any, job prospects at the end. This period is made even more fractious given undergrads are just a tad past adolescence and a thousand seriously wrong decisions away from being a grown-up. Maybe I’m over-pessimistic in my views […]

Raised By A Mother With Mental Illness

Mental Health Week (or month) runs in early October, with dates varied depending on location. During October, YFH will use its platform to raise awareness on the issue. Get help here. If you’d like to share your story, anonymously or openly, click here. It will help someone. _________ Growing up with a parent suffering from a mental […]

I’ll Always Be A One Night Stand

When you see me, don’t ask me my name. Don’t buy me a drink, I can buy my own. Don’t pretend to be my friend all night. Wait til it’s time to go, kiss me, and tell me you’re taking me home. When we go home, we’re going to yours. No, I don’t want to […]

A Letter To Myself About Mental Illness

Mental Health Week (or month) runs in early October, with dates varied depending on location. During October, YFH will use its platform to raise awareness on the issue. Get help here. If you’d like to share your story, anonymously or openly, click here. It will help someone. _________ In honour of #mentalhealthweek (or month) I want to give […]