Many of you have probably heard of the oh-so-popular kink-related series called “50 Shades of Grey.”, written by author E. L. James. As an active member in the BDSM community, I am more than happy that our lifestyle has been brought to life and has been shared throughout the ‘vanilla’ world. However, there are some aspects of the Dominant/submissive (D/s) relationship shown by Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele that I think should probably be discussed and addressed before someone gets the wrong idea about topics of consent, submission and power play. I would personally feel bad NOT writing about it.
I told another lie today. A small one, so I could skip the food that my friends stuffed into their huge mouths. I stood up from the table, clutching my green tea, hands shaking. I told them I was going to take a quick walk outside while they ate. “Good job, you little rexxie, you’ve managed to escape yet another meal,” the familiar voice in my head rang.
Please don't read this if you're not in love, or if you have the unfortunate situation of being in the middle of any sort of heartbreak. This is a love story with a goal of making you feel as warm and fuzzy and full of happy emotions as I have on the inside. This is the story—poetically told—of how I fell for you, and how I keep falling for you every single day.
According to Statistics Canada, as of 2014, over 2,300,000 people were diagnosed with a mood disorder (1). That's approximately 6.3% of the population. The CMHO states that as many as 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario alone will experience some kind of Mental Health problem, with 70% of cases having an onset during adolescence or childhood (2).