Articles tagged with: self loathing

Defending uncritical art has consequences.

published: September, 14, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Art, Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Performances, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media, Opinion Pieces

Guest author Rahim Thawer: "... some people indiscriminately defend artistic expression without any room for considering how power and privilege operate in our world."

Defending uncritical art has consequences.

Club 120, Toronto, 2012. Photo courtesy of the author. Marvellous Grounds is the first publisher of this essay. Rahim Thawer (2017). Defending Uncritical Art has Consequences. In Special Issue #2 – Bodies as Archives: QTBIPOC Art and Performance in Toronto, Marvellous Grounds.  I grew up in Etobicoke and went to a racialized-majority middle school and then a white-majority high school. My undergraduate education spanned a few institutions, and in each one, I found enclaves of people o

Post Queer Confessions / Dec 2 / 5am

published: December, 21, 2016 Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Letting go of toxic family relationships can be a difficult and guilt-fraught experience, as Dennis Battler relates.

Post Queer Confessions / Dec 2 / 5am

“... for some of us, it's impossible to heal ourselves and remain in connection with our mothers. It's still considered taboo to be estranged from one's family; especially to be estranged from one's mother. Sometimes the distance can be brief and short-term. For others, the estrangement can be permanent. It takes enormous strength and fortitude to follow through with this." -- Bethany Webster, "Navigating 'No-Contact': When Estrangement from Your Mother is the Healthiest Choice" Last even

Another year on and still finding my way.

published: October, 25, 2016 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Aging, Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Smoking Cessation , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Rob Olver - Editor

In which Peterborough poz guy Robert Olver bangs on about his second year post-HIV diagnosis.

Another year on and still finding my way.

“It may be hard for some to understand, but far from feeling like a victim, I feel blessed. Sure, I would rather there was no such thing as HIV but there is and one day I contracted it. That's mine. It's a part of my life and it informs my life in ways that I love. From adversity, opportunity.” Those words come from a column I wrote some time ago about the first anniversary of my HIV diagnosis and the reasons why I found it something to celebrate and not to mourn. I find it a bit hard to