it was never going to be okay is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the intimacies of understanding intergenerational trauma, Indigeneity and queerness, while addressing urban Indigenous diaspora and breaking down the limitations of sexual understanding as a trans woman. As a way to move from the linear timeline of healing and coming to terms with how trauma does not exist in subsequent happenings, it was never going to be okay tries to break down years of silence in simpson’s debut collection of poetry
Paperback / softback
5.5" x 8"
Jaye Simpson is an Oji-Cree-Salteaux writer from Canada, most noted as a shortlisted finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Canadian writers in 2021. ... In addition to the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, the book was the winner in the poetry category for the 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards.