I started volunteering with a grassroots organization called SafeSpace last year. SafeSpace operates in the downtown area, and it has become a huge part of my life. Being able to advocate for the safety, and belonging of sex workers and women in need, is why iBelongDowntown.
This August I participated in Montreal’s Pride Week - mainly the parade. The parade embodied and brought together people of all ages and backgrounds celebrating the diversity that makes up Canada and more importantly the acceptance and celebration of the LGBTQ community in Montreal. The display of rainbows covering all of downtown reminded me why I love to visit Montreal every year!