Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, and community worker based in Toronto, unceded Indigenous territory. She is the winner of the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBT Writers and a two-time Lambda Literary nominee. She has published widely, including the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars, the poetry collection a place called No Homeland, and (with Wai-Yant Li and Kai Yun Ching) the children's picture book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea.
This enlightened essay collection is both an invocation of and invitation to love - with intention - as a way to repair, rebuild and reimagine new worlds. I hope readers will choose to take up Kai Cheng Thom's fiery call to arms. --Vivek Shraya, author of I'm Afraid of Men and even this page is white
In this brave and skillfully written collection of essays, Kai Cheng Thom dares to be really honest -- to write truths that go beyond easy orthodoxy to her and our own messy, complex, real stories. This is an essential text for everyone trying like hell to create something that will come after the end of the world. Read it, and prepare to have your mind challenged and opened. --Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice