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Speaker Spotlight: Indigenous and Queer with jaye simpson

October 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Location:Instagram Live @sl_ravens


Learn more about queer identities in the Indigenous community during this speaker spotlight with jaye simpson! This event will be streamed on Instagram Live. Follow @sl_ravens on Instagram and tune in at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on October 6th, 2021 to watch.

This event is open to everyone (students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members etc.)

Speaker Spotlight: jaye simpson

jaye-simpson-headshotjaye 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.

they are published in several magazines including Poetry Is Dead, This Magazine, PRISM international,  SAD Magazine: Green, GUTS Magazine, SubTerrain, Grain and Room. they are in two anthologies: Hustling Verse (2019) and Love After the End (2020). their first poetry collection, it was never going to be okay (Nightwood Ed.) was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Award, was a 2021 Dayne Ogilvie Prize Finalist, and also won 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.

Connect with jaye on Twitter @fka_jayesimpson

What to Expect

  • Watch a conversation on Instagram Live.
  • Guests are not required to actively participate in this event.


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