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Kai Cheng Thom

(obviously) an aspiring poet
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer and community worker currently completing a Master’s degree in clinical social work. They are also the co-founder of [Monster Academy](, a community mental health project for youth in Montreal.

My Stories

Genie, You're Free

Kai Cheng Thom on September 29, 2014

Content Warning: Discussion of suicide “Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows […] It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang...

(Tired of) Loving You Long Time: The Problem of Miss Saigon

Kai Cheng Thom on October 22, 2013

“He pressed his wrist against mine and said his was too pale  My skin was so much more beautiful To him, I was Pacific sunset, almond milk, a porcelain cup When he left me, I told myself I should have...

Jealous, Wanting and Waiting: Privilege and (Not) Having Sex

Kai Cheng Thom on September 05, 2013

This post is the first in a column series entitled “Bad Ass: Real Talk about (Queer) Sex and Dating”. “We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings […] The fear of our desires keeps them...