Unpleasant Pleasure


  • Kelsey Szoke


Control, Unpleasant, Experience, Reclamation


This piece was written based off personal experience. It is an unfortunate reality that happens more often than people think. ‘That kind of thing would never happen to me’, that’s what everything thinks. I am in a spot where I can take back the control that was taken from me. I wrote this as a reflection of that. There are unpleasantries within pleasure, and this entry reflects that. I not only wrote this piece for myself, but for any person who needs it. It isn’t your fault; I believe you and I believe in your strength to gain back that control.

Author Biography

Kelsey Szoke

Kelsey Szoke (she/her/hers) was born in 2004 and grew up in Brooks, Alberta. She moved to Oliver, BC where she graduated high school. She is in second year in the Bachelor of Arts program majoring in English studies at UBCO. Kelsey has an interest in gender studies and continues to involve herself in activities that allow her to pursue a feminist lens. When Kelsey isn’t working or studying, she enjoys being active and spending time with her friends.