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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at York U chapter.

Through a raging inferno

whipping through an ice storm,

I’m left to question my motives

and poised to take the blame.

But what happens if

I’m simply unapologetic?


Guilt may try to heavily hang from my sleeves,

Shame snaking as though tendrils.

Take the scissors and cut them off.


Snap at outpointed fingers.

Never back down.

Never stand aside and be blown apart

by falsehoods.


And at the end of it all,

They will ask me 

if I regret the chaos I’ve caused.


I am not sorry.


Kaitlin is a bilingual (French and English) writer originating from friendly Thunder Bay. They are in their seventh year at York University, where they study professional writing with an emphasis on journalism. They live with their partner of nine years and their cat, Tessa. They started writing with a passion and a poem that eventually won third in a contest 12 years ago, and started editing not too long after. When not at the keyboard, Kaitlin can be found reading, cooking, playing video games, or holding Tessa. Their favorite movies are scary and their favorite television genre is reality. Kaitlin's passions include copyediting, anything scary or spooky and adding to her collection of dolls, magnets and cups. Their favorite part of writing/editing is giving others a chance to share their story or achieve their dreams and offering insight on "the little things." Some of Kaitlin's favorite topics reflect on their personal life, including health/disabilities, fringe topics and social issues.