D’Andrew Ricketts-Dunn is a happily married 28-year-old who identifies as a Transmale. He currently works as a Child and Youth Worker for the York Region School Board during the day and at night he enjoys reflecting on his coming out journey and how far he has come. He often uses poetry as healing tool to reflect and manifest. Poetry is a way for him to cope and be able to share his lived experiences with those in similar situations. D’Andrew is inspired to create space where there was never space before, to let those who identity as LGBTQ+ youth, especially those who identify as Trans, be seen, heard and validated.