Leighann Wichman Safe Place

Jay Roy, owner of Cape & Cowl, founded the Leighann Wichman Safe Space shortly after opening the main comic shop in September of 2014. Leighann was a pillar of love and the ultimate approachable soul. She was passionate about a few great things: comics, video and board games, and most importantly, helping youth find their geek pride, gender expression, and voice. Leighann was taken from us much too early as one of our local heroes, but her legacy of love will live on through the countless people she helped. The only strict policy she adhered to, was that of openness and inclusion, and of centering youth. Around her, one could discover their full potential, and experience the value of having a safe space to be your most authentic self. This is what we believe here at Cape & Cowl, and the values we find important to carry with us through the Leighann Wichman Safe Place. Feel free to contact Jay, (jayaaronroy@gmail.com) to learn about our programs, or stay tuned to our social media and events tab on facebook to get all the updated info!


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A Special Bulletin (CW: talk of loss )Happy Trans Day of Visibility, Everyone! 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 We’re happy to announce this year’s submissions are now OPEN for the 2023 Asher MacDonald You First Award! This is an award we created with Asher’s family after we sadly lost him on May 15th of 2018. This award annually awards a local rainbow youth in the community who is pushing boundaries and advocating for the rainbow community. Submissions will be open until May 6th, 2023, with our new winner being announced on May 15th, 2023.In the 2018 Wayves Magazine article honoring Asher by Mikaela Gorman, we remember him as “a selfless friend who loved unconditionally”, “a beautiful soul who never judged anyone", “a survivor… who gave of himself and saved lives”, and a person who made others “better for having known his kindness and generosity”. In 2019, we were so happy to award the awesome Caden Hebb, who showed us his authentic joy in being himself, showed a great example of hard work and dedication, and reminded us that we are collectively responsible for keeping our planet healthy.In 2020, we awarded the amazing Sarah Brown who leads by example and has been winning awards since the age of six for showing people how to love compassionately, and for helping to educate her school on how to best respect people of all genders and gender identities.In 2021, we were so excited to award the incredible Evey Sweeny who has many years of experience advocating not only for herself, but for other trans and gender expansive kids by running her own pop-up schools educating people on how to support queer youth all over Nova Scotia!In 2022, we awarded the fabulous Marcus Carvery who has long loved using art as a space to express and validate queerness and gender fluidity. Their dedication to ensuring those around them feel respected and loved makes them a natural change maker, and their work at the Africville museum provides incredibly important Black trans representation to our community!To nominate a youth for this year’s award, please send an email to jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca to tell us all about a youth in our local rainbow community that is doing something outstanding to help trans and gender expansive youth find and use their voice to create positive growth. The winner will get a special award, and a cheque for $500 from C&C and Asher's family to run with a creative idea that can help lift up gender creative voices in our community.Photo of Asher at Halifax Pride 2016 provided by Shaun Simpson, Photographer ... See MoreSee Less
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Proudly trans-owned! 🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️💙🏳️‍⚧️Happy Trans Day of Visibility to all my trans and gender expansive friends and siblings! Visibility and representation isn't enough on it's own, but without it, the rest really isn't possible. Someday I hope we won't need a TDOV but there is still so much work to be done, and so many people's hearts need to learn how to love. So, for those we have lost, for those who can't safely come out, for those still afraid and unsure...I remember you, I see you, I fight for you. - 💙 Jay #TDoV #transisbeautiful #trans #transvisibility #transgender #representationmatters #TransOwned #transandproud ... See MoreSee Less
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622 Sackville Drive,
Lower Sackville, NS

PHONE: 902-252-3452

EMAIL: jay@capeandcowlcomics.ca

Due to Covid-19, we will be reducing our shop hours and updating daily, please check social media for current shop hours of operation

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