Spotlight Story: Margaret Chu

Arih Jun 07, 2021
Spotlight Story: Margaret Chu
I’m a painter, content creator, young activist, and pre-masters criminology student just trying to
find my way in the big city of Toronto.

How I got into shrooms/microdosing:
It was really through schedule 35. I haven't tried it before

How has the lockdown affected you?
There were moments where I let the days blur altogether. It was really hard to find the motivation
to continue anything. I had lost every form of stability from my pre-pandemic life - from family
to relationships to my studies.
In addition, being caught in a legal battle and creating a legal precedent at the ripe age of 20
during a lockdown was not in my 5-year plan. Neither was the mental and emotional toll that
came along with it. Staying positive and motivated under immense stress seemed impossible.

How has microdosing helped you?
The benefit of losing all semblance of my pre-pandemic life was that it had given me a clean
slate. I was free to create my new reality but I had no motivation to do so. Microdosing really
helped reframe my perspective on loss and was one of the main factors in giving me a gentle
push towards the right direction.
As someone who struggles with PTSD, anxiety, and depression it’s an uphill battle to stay
grounded in reality. Dissociative destructive episodes are all too familiar and sometimes staying
in this reality is really exhausting. Microdosing is not by any means a magic pill that makes
everything shiny and new but it has really helped me stay grounded in the present. I find that it
feels like a boost of sunshine when I need the extra push to make it through the week.
Microdosing also helped me fall back in love with a lot of previous creative mediums from when
I was younger. I’ve begun to find joy in painting again - from large-scale projects to smaller
projects just for myself. I find myself happily losing track of time, pulling all-nighters from
staying up all night painting.

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anonymous*77444 says May 14, 2024, 8:10 pm

OJ did it

anonymous*89193 says May 4, 2024, 5:04 am

Cool post

Malik J says April 1, 2024, 9:31 am


anonymous*95090 says March 19, 2024, 2:34 am

Ugh I resonate with this so much ! Especially the trying to create your own reality while not having the needy to do so part whew don't I know it. The shrooms definitely helped that aspect !

anonymous*103800 says March 6, 2024, 11:51 am

Great read

anonymous*96068 says January 24, 2024, 3:51 am

Hoping for the same outcome!

anonymous*90248 says December 8, 2023, 9:16 am

Great to hear! I'm so glad microdosing has helped you so much!

anonymous*86187 says November 7, 2023, 3:00 pm

I think this is great!

anonymous*86187 says November 6, 2023, 6:07 pm

Nice story

anonymous*78357 says October 20, 2023, 2:00 am

Hmm. Interesting!

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