From: Queer Little Nightmares
A short story about becoming a monster.
jaye simpson (they/them) is an Oji-Cree Saulteaux Indigiqueer from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. simpson is a writer, advocate, and activist sharing their knowledge and lived experiences in hope of creating utopia. Their first poetry collection, it was never going to be okay (Nightwood), was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award and was a 2021 Dayne Ogilvie Prize finalist, also winning the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry in English. They are a displaced Indigenous person resisting, ruminating, and residing on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories, colonially known as Vancouver.