I have been in Canada for three and a half years. Because of my activism in Jamaica and with all the negativity and homophobia that happened, my life became at risk and it was just time for me to pack up and go. My mother begged me to just leave.
I would want to go back but not for living. Definitely I’ve grown past Jamaica. When I went back to Jamaica first it was very hard for me to adjust because I was living a very out life in New York. And then when I returned to Jamaica, I had to go back in the closet. I’m out now and living very open again. And I’m even more out than I was before. It’s going be hard to go there to live. I do miss my friends and my family. I do not miss the lifestyle of Jamaica. I do not miss the homophobia. I probably miss the country, the physical country itself but going back there to live is a no-no. Definitely not. Maybe for a quick visit and that’s it.