Hi there! I'm Kai, a queer & trans human living on the unceded, shared lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
As a writer, I'm interested in complex, character-driven stories that explore trans/queer realities, non-traditional relationship structures, non-human perspectives and the nuances of consent.
I have extensive experience supporting writers one-on-one as a freelance editor and dramaturg, and have worked in various capacities (sensitivity reader, freelance editor, proofreader) on manuscripts forthcoming from presses including Arsenal Pulp Press and Bold Strokes Books.
I regularly mentor LGBTQ2IA+ youth and LOVE this work! Some highlights include facilitating workshops as an adult mentor with the intergenerational collective Gender Generations, curating/co-hosting the 2018 OUTstages Youth Cabaret and dramaturging a new work by a young non-binary playwright for a project funded by the Tegan & Sara Foundation.
Duecentomila: Reasons to Die, my young adult play about two queer cousins struggling to understand one another through cultural and personal rifts, is forthcoming from Playwright's Canada Press in 2022. More on that soon!
I hold a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria (2016) and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph (2020).