Aren't these two photographs eerily similar? The one on the right is from 1953, the University Ball in Singapore. That's my father in the white dinner jacket and my mother in the middle. The photo on the left is from 1995, the Pink Trillium Awards dinner at La Cage in Toronto. I'm seated on the left (I was the Susan Lucci of the Pink Trillium Awards; nominated three times for my front-page column in Xtra, but never won), opposite Mama Dominatrix.
To repeat: On the right is my father and mother; on the left is me and Mama.... 40-plus years apart. My life is not my own.