Two years ago (less two weeks) I began a journey with the
. I attended
which was the first of 10 courses as part of the Community College Education Diploma Program. Last summer I spent
as part of the
. It was an amazing experience that changed my life. At the end of this phase of the experience I was lucky enough to be chosen to speak for the graduating class which is quite an honour. I was able to spend a couple of days before the ceremony in Truro with some of my friends and had a great time. I felt like I belonged and was happy and solid and centered. On the morning of July 30 I wore a blue gown and lined up with my fellow graduates in Truro and we walked in to the gym and graduated. (
took the picture of me on the way in.) I've typed up a version of my speech to preserve the moment.