Vivek Shraya’s body of work includes albums, films, and books. She is the author of the young-adult collection God Loves Hair, the novel She of the Mountains, the poetry book even this page is white, and the children’s picture book (with Rajni Perera) The Boy & the Bindi, as well as I’m Afraid of Men and What I Love About Being QUEER. She is the founder and editor of Arsenal Pulp Press’s imprint VS. Books, dedicated to work by young black, Indigenous, and writers of colour. A four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Shraya was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal and is currently featured in the 2019 MAC Cosmetics Canadian Originals campaign. She is a director on the board of the Tegan & Sara Foundation and is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Calgary.
I’m so grateful for Vivek’s voice. It feels like a natural for comics.” — Jillian Tamaki