Kai Cheng Thom Launches I Hope We Choose Love
Join us for the Montreal launch of Kai Cheng Thom’s I Hope We Choose Love!
I HOPE WE CHOOSE LOVE
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, acclaimed poet and essayist 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, performer, and community healer based in Toronto, Treaty 13 territory. She is the winner of the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LBGT Writers and a two-time Lambda Literary nominee. She has published widely, including the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: a Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir, a poetry collection a place called No Homeland, and children’s book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea.