Raw and Real

Editor’s Note: The Following is an abridged version of a story written as part of a collaboration with The Globe and Mail. The story originally appeared on September 25, 2015.

Growing up, I felt like a loner. It was tough to fit in.

Frankie Whyte

But at Queen and Bathurst, it didn’t matter who you were, or where you came from.

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Punks, rockers, and all sorts of kids hung out there. Some were homeless.

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Instead of being rejected elsewhere, we made a place where we belonged.

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Thanks to Frankie for sharing her story. Check out her band, Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols!

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