Hi there! I’m Serena.

Image of Serena Lukas Bhandar, a smiling woman with brown hair and blonde highlights, wearing a tan dress, standing in a library.

I’m a writer, workshop facilitator, and consultant living on the territories of the Lekwungen and WSANEC territories in Victoria, British Columbia. I’m currently working on a hybrid poetry/essay collection titled The Tale of the Snake Woman.  I’ve also worked with libraries, non-profit organizations, and municipalities in several communications, facilitations, and creative capacities. My writing has been published in Plenitude MagazineThis Side of WestNonBinary Review, and a few other places. I have a short story in the print collection Nameless Woman: An Anthology of Fiction by Trans Women of Color, and I collaborated with Nora Samaran on a chapter of her book, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture. I also serve on the editorial boards of Room and The Malahat Review, and mentor youth through the Gender Generations Project.