We sometimes talk about becoming a more authentic self.
But how can we ask ourselves to be more authentic
than what we already are?
Dispelling with authenticity,
and turning instead to multiplicity and nuance,
is one way of stepping into the realm of psychoanalysis.
I am a Psychoanalytic Candidate at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis, a constituent organization of the International Psychoanalytic Association or IPA. I also currently hold a research fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Liturature. As an instructor in the Humanities, I have taught courses at the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Cambridge in the UK.