Sydney Hegele

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Sydney Hegele (they/them) (formally Sydney Warner Brooman) is the author of The Pump (Invisible Publishing 2021). They are the winner of the 2022 ReLit Literary Award for the best Canadian books published by independent presses, and a finalist for the 2022 Trillium Book Award. Sydney is also a Tin House Summer Workshop Alumnus (2021). They live with their fiancé and their French bulldog in Toronto, Canada. Their Twitter account is @sydneyhegele. 


Cover Photo: A screenshot of Pennywise the Clown from the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's "It." Pennywise is staring menacingly at the camera from behind a large red balloon.
Reading Stephen King’s ‘It’ As a Child Confused My Sense of Justice

Like Pennywise the Clown, I too was stealing childhood from those who had more of it than I did.

Oct 17, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of a man and woman on a park bench in front of some trees, facing out over the water. The man has his arm around the woman's shoulders and their backs are to the camera.
I Thought I’d Never Find Love After My Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnosis

When you love someone with dissociative identity disorder, you are not building one healthy relationship—you are building many.

Jul 19, 2022