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Kay Kassirer (they/them) is a poet, activist, youth advocate, community organizer, and sex worker currently residing on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations—colonially known as Vancouver. They have toured internationally with the chapbooks Confessions of a Queer and Unbandage the Wounds, and has earned their place on several competitive final stages—notably the Capturing Fire International Queer Slam (2016), the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (2016, 2017, 2019), and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, where they placed third nationally (2018).

Kay’s anthology, A Whore’s Manifesto was published by Thorntree Press in October 2019.

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