Oakley Kiss

Oakley Kiss

My name is Oakley and I use they them pronouns. I'm a white, disabled and queer/non-binary Pro intersectional feminist. I'm a pretty Fierce an Unapologetic person! I'm a self-taught DIY artist who values  prioritising making and holding a lot of space for  myself and fellow disabled, queer and trans and marginalised folks in  my personal life and in my work. I've been in the Poetry / artist and Music Ottawa scene for almost a decade  now off and on. Being in this industry / communities for so long while being disabled means that I have had to do a lot of resetting and self-reflection over the years, it's a lot about putting myself out there and being vulnerable and I love exploring  and reclaiming my body mind  through writing and sharing my work with others. My writing / poetry is very  personal, healing visceral, sensual and unapologetic. My essay is me explaining my creative process and what that feels like to me in my disabled body through analogies and metaphors. I'd love to be published on Angel House Press because I believe that we share similar values and missions in prioritising , making and holding space for  ourselves and fellow marginalised folks! Oakley's essay, The Power Of Metaphors And Analogies And A Disabled Body was published in the AngelHousePress essay series in September, 2019.


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