LAURA KOOJI is Anishinaabe, Ojibway from Nipissing First Nation. They were raised, and currently live in Dish with Once Spoon territory. In addition to writing, Laura is a beadwork artist, community educator/activist, and musician. They have media published articles about cultural appropriation and identity in print and online. Laura is also the co-founder and editor of Bent Q Media, an online resource run by and for members of Hamilton’s LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit communities.