Growing up in the country with my two younger brothers, my mother and father raised us. I am a white, 20 year-old women now living in Toronto for the first time. I am a full-time student attending Humber College, while working a part-time job as a waitress at a local pub. I am in a heterosexual common-law relationship. I, along with the past six generations was born and raised in Canada -- with my race being caucasian. I am the first person on the Pickard side of the family to attend University. I belong to the United Church and and from a middle-class family.
I began my post-secondary career in Ottawa at Carleton University taking an Undergrad in Arts majoring in law. For two years I did this without satisfaction and decided it was time for a change. During this time I was struggling with depression so I took a break to decide what was best for me. This process was taunting, taking much longer than I thought. Through
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