Neighbours is an exclusive Vancity Buzz feature in collaboration with award-winning photographer, Matthew Chen, celebrating the diverse individuals that makeup up our community, one story at a time.
Dylan Beatch can be found at Black 2 Blond Boutique, where he is a hair stylist. He recently won 1st place in La Biosthetique’s national hair competition, the second year in a row. And will be heading to Paris soon to represent all of Canada. Wish him luck.
“There is always a second chance. Things can be mended or replaced if broken. People mostly respond to what they have displayed in front of them. Though they may enter a situation with preconceived judgment rooted in previous events they still have the ability to be surprised. And so if you fail in the eyes of your peers that does not make you a failure in their eyes forever. You have now granted them the ability to be surprised and proud of your successes.”
“In high school I never used to wear shoes because I didn’t like the look of the ones my mom got me. I’d just take them off and wander the halls bare foot.”