I wrote this piece about the pandemic while I was having chemo (which I finished a couple weeks ago). It provides a first-person look at cancer care in Toronto during the pandemic.
The piece runs the range of emotions and that was a conscious decision…because one thing I’ve noticed is that we’ve not really given ourselves permission to express the grief associated with this pandemic, as a culture, in Canada. As a transplanted American, it’s quite startling to me. These are things we need to make visible.