Amanda (she/her) is the shade of blue that lingers before the sun rises. She is a settler on the unsurrendered territory of the Musqueam people. She is a poet and a performer that has competed in various national slam poetry festivals across Canada including CFSW 2018 and CIPS 2019. She struggles to keep plants alive, dog-ears her books, and steeps her black tea for exactly 3 minutes. Amanda often writes about her experiences with schizoaffective disorder, her cultural identity, and her experiences of being a queer woman. When needed, she can be found looking for snails after it rains.