I'm an avid reader who takes tea-drinking probably a little too seriously because my friends can't stop slyly suggesting I open up my own tea salon. I already kind of run my own salon, however, in the form of this blog.

My name is Gersande La Flèche and by day I am a writing coach and a freelance English-French translator and by night (or rather, by dawn, because I'm an early bird) I scribble away at some poetry, prose, and essays in one of my many notebooks. As a disabled, nonbinary francophone, I instinctively understand the transformative power of language and literature.

I use this blog to document my life, my projects, to talk about books and games and of course so much tea, and as a space for experimentation with language and writing. I live in Montréal / Tiohtià:ke with my partner Leif and a fluffy, operatic cat who is frankly the true protagonist of our little household.

I am nonbinary and use they/them/their pronouns in English.
Tiohtià:ke: The name of Montréal, Québec in Kanien’kéha. Tiohtià:ke is situated on the unceded territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka, traditionally the meeting place between nations.

To situate myself in the ongoing colonization of North America, I am a settler of Breton, Italian, Québécois-Irish and Colombian origin. 

Blog Credits

  • The above illustration used at the top of this page and around my blog is the work of Krista Schmidt.
  • All the photos, unless indicated otherwise somewhere on the page, are my own work.
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