Everything I’ve written or said has come out of conversations, readings, and collaborations with other people.  Many of those people came before me paid much, much more than I have to get their thoughts and words out there. 

My books are all collaboratively produced and I never have the time or space to credit all the people who have contributed to them. But I’m often asked about people whose work I turn to, or people who have influenced my work. So here is a very incomplete, and always growing list.  There are lots of people on this list I’ve never met, spoken to, or corresponded with, but their work continues to touch me.  Others are close friends.  At least one is my therapist.  Presented in no particular order.

Allison Howell
Fiona Smyth
Aidan Key
Alejandra Ospina
Alison Kafer
Eli Clare
Chloë Atkins
Aruna Mitra
Stevie Forbes-Roberts
Catherine Fitzpatrick
Lynda Barry
Becky McFarlane
Susie Bright
Caitlyn MacIntyre
Carol Camper
Coman Poon
Athena Brewer
Fran Odette
Veronica Liu
Esther Ignagni
Ines Buchli
Ing Wong-Ward
Jen Moorman
Jessica Abraham
Kia Corthron
Maria Palacios
Markio Tamaki
Kristyn Dunnion
Sarra Levine
Sunaura Taylor
Viv Cornejo

Zoe Wool
Daniel Heath Justice
Hilary North
Annanda DeSilva
Del LaGrace Volcano
Linda Crabtree
Morgan Holmes
Farzana Doctor
Bianca I. Laureano
Karen B.K. Chan
Patricia Berne
Leroy Moore
Linda Mona
Stacey Milbern
Michelle Chai
Jake Pyne
Carol Queen
Chloe Eudaly
Laura Hershey
Lisa Biagiotti
Louise Bak
Maisa Said-Albis
Maya Gonzalez
Mirha-Soleil Ross
Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu
Peggy Kleinplatz
Rebecca Picherack
Susan Ludwig
Syrus Marcus Ware
Ted Kerr
Venita Ray
Zab