Humans of UTM

Fifth Year, Art & Art History, and a double minor in Psychology and English 

“Up to now, what has been one of the happiest moments of your life?”

“One of the happiest moments of my life was a few weeks ago, when my dad told me that he supported my boyfriend, Paul, and I being together. I’m a Chinese-Canadian … and Paul is black … when our intentions to date seriously were made aware to my parents, a huge ‘kerfuffle’ ensued shortly after. It’s been a long two years, but Paul’s commitment to sticking this through, and his relentless care for me has been my greatest encouragement to do the same for him and to fight for what we have together. Several weeks ago my family (and huge extended family) invited Paul over for dinner to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. On the way there, my dad told me that he ‘supports Paul [and I] 100%.’ I thought I would faint, I was so happy and relieved.”