I’m a writer, editor, educator, and witch1 living in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang (colon-ly known as Montréal). Er. Colonially. You know what I mean.

My first chapbook of poetry, this dying body, will be released in July 2022 with Rahila’s Ghost Press.

My other writing has been published in Plenitude MagazineThis Side of WestNonBinary Review, Briarpatch Magazine, and a few other places. I have a short story in Nameless Woman: An Anthology of Fiction by Trans Women of Color, and I wrote a chapter of Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture with Nora Samaran. I also edit with Room magazine and The Malahat Review, and have mentored trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit youth through the Gender Generations Project.

Artistic rendering of Serena Lukas Bhandar, a smiling woman with brown hair and olive skin, wearing a flowery scarf
  1. Yes, I’m a practicing witch! No, I do not eat children! I can’t tell if that idea is more racist or transmisogynistic! Okbye.

Books

this dying body. Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2022.

stewed flowers: a year of poetry. 2017.

Essays

“I love to listen to (you): Reclaiming neurodivergence through the songs of Annie Lennox.” SAD Mag. Forthcoming.

Demanding reproductive justice for trans women.” Briarpatch Magazine, 2022.

“Otherhood.” The Liminal Chrysalis: Imagining Reproduction and Parenting Futures Beyond the Binary, edited by Kori Doty and A.J. Lowik. Demeter Press, 2022.

What Else Might Be Possible? Towards a Decolonial Criticism.” C Magazine, written in collaboration with Kim Dhillon, Tarah Hogue, Lindsay Delaronde and Kemi Craig. 2020.

“Turning Gender Inside Out.” Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture. AK Press, 2019.

“The Heart Always Knows.” Feeling Measurements, curated by Kerri Flanagan, exhibited at Open Space Arts Society, 2018.

“Home Tastes Like…” Pulse Zine. Students of Colour Collective, 2017.

“Into the Black Hole.” This Side of West: Issue 14, 2016.

“Fragmented Selves.” fear this queer: a compendium of insurrectionary erotica, 2014.

“I love my hair / I hate my hair.” Plenitude Magazine, 2014.

Poetry

“three letters from san junipero.” groundwork, edited by Kara Stanton. Open Space Arts Society, 2021.

“london fog kisses.” Open Hearts. South Asian Youth Collective, 2018.

Stories

“Iron Pyrite.” Blue Crush, edited by Kerri Flanagan. 2020.

“The Root of Echoes.” Nameless Woman: An Anthology of Fiction by Trans Women of Color, edited by Venus Selenite, Ellyn Pena, and Jamie Berrout. Trans Women Writers Collective, 2017.

“Scheherazadenfreude.” NonBinary Review, 2015.

Editing & Academic

45.1: Ancestors.” Room magazine, 2022.

We Belong: Addressing Service Inequity for Trans, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit Sex Workers. Peers Victoria Resources Society, 2021.