What Can We Hope For At The End Of The World What Can We Trust In When Community Has Broken Our Hearts What Would It Mean To Pursue Justice Without Violence How Can We Love In The Absence Of Faith In A Heartbreaking Yet Hopeful Collection Of Personal Essays And Prose Poems, Blending The Confessional, Political, And Literary, Kai Cheng Thom Dives Deep Into The Questions That Haunt Social Movements Today With The Author S Characteristic Eloquence And Honesty, I Hope We Choose Love Proposes Heartfelt Solutions On The Topics Of Violence, Complicity, Family, Vengeance, And Forgiveness Taking Its Cues From Contemporary Thought Leaders In The Transformative Justice Movement Such As Adrienne Maree Brown And Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha, This Provocative Book Is A Call For Nuance In A Time Of Political Polarization, For Healing In A Time Of Justice, And For Love In An Apocalypse
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, social worker, fierce trans femme and notorious liar who loves lipstick and superhero cartoons A prolific essayist and poet, her work appears online in publications including BuzzFeed, xoJane, Everyday Feminism, and Autostraddle and in print in Asian American Literary Review, Plenitude, and Matrix Magazine, among others Her first collection of poetry, a place called No Homeland, will be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Spring 2017 As a spoken word artist, she has appeared and featured at venues including Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the Banff Centre for the Arts She is also a mental health community worker and co founder of the collective Monster Academy Mental Health Skills for Montreal Youth Kai Cheng lives in Montreal and Toronto, both of which were built on unceded Indigenous territory Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars A Dangerous Trans Girl s Confabulous Memoir is her first novel.
- 144 pages
- I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World
- Kai Cheng Thom
- 25 October 2017 Kai Cheng Thom