Moni Brar is a Punjabi-Sikh poet, educator, and farmer. She was born in northern India and now divides her time between the unsurrendered territories of the Treaty 7 region and the Syilx of the Okanagan Nation. Her poetry & nonfiction has been nominated & shortlisted for several prizes and published extensively. She explores power and privilege in the immigrant experience, diasporan guilt, cultural identities, religious violence, and intergenerational trauma resulting from colonization. She believes literatue and art contain the possibility of personal and collective healing. After working in 13 countries, she is immensely grateful to call Turtle Island, also known as Canada, home.