Tessa

Grade 6

Victoria
British Columbia

No Home Mask

Home is somewhere that I can feel safe. It’s a place where I can be who I am, and not feel like people are judging me for my sexuality.
Home is somewhere I can be loved, and feel this is where I belong with my friends and family. Home is somewhere I can be eccentric. My home may be different than some peoples’ homes because I don’t live with my Mom or Dad. I live with Grandma and two Uncles.
What makes me feel at home is going to the racetrack and driving race cars with my Uncle. What makes me feel at home is being with my dog. Being with my dog at home makes me feel happy, cozy, loved and relaxed. Being with my friends makes me feel happy, excited, fun, good, and amazing. I love having friends that are always there for me when I need them the most.
Home is somewhere I can be who I am, and not have to put on a mask and pretend I’m someone I’m not. This is what home is to me.