Cover Stories

Falling Back in Love with Being Human

It is early August in Toronto and I am lucky enough to be at the launch of Kai Cheng Thom’s latest book, Falling Back In Love With Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls. In a room she carefully decorated with tea lights, rose petals, and translucent draping, Thom strives for the atmosphere to feel ethereal. Wrapped in an off-white dress with a white flower in her hair, she performs her love letters like a priestess singing to a flock. The room is packed, with people spilling out the side-doors. Witnessing her talk about her journey back to love feels like a divine communion. […]