geoff is a mixed race gender queer of filipinx descent as a settler living on colonized land known as toronto, turtle island, traditionally land of the haudenosaunee, mississaugas of the new credit, huron-wendat and other indigenous peoples. they are an activist, grassroots community organizer and writer. they identify as a sober addict in recovery. geoff is a graduate of the social service worker program at george brown college. recently, they completed their undergraduate degree at the university of toronto, majoring in equity and sexual diversity studies. they wish to politicize their experiences with substance use and sobriety while unravelling the limited representation of the addicted body.
geoff is a project coordinator for the pieces to pathways project. this project involves conducting a needs assessment of substance use among LGBTTQQ2SIA youth aged 16-29 residing or accessing services in toronto. this initiative is peer-led and driven by community support. the primary goal for the project is create a substance use support program that is culturally appropriate for queers and trans people 16-29 in toronto. for more information about the project, please visit < http://www.piecestopathways.com >.
livingnotexisting.org is a space for them to share their personal and academic writings along with projects that they are involved with. this website is intended to build connections across communities locally and internationally. please feel free to pass on these writings and information to people you may feel connect with these thoughts, feeling, experiences and events. if you have something to pass on that you think may inspire or interest geoff, please contact them via the contact tab. for them, it’s not about keeping knowledge sacred. it’s about sharing experiences and thoughts to facilitate discussions about social change. from the margins with love.