Vivek Shraya’s visual art practice includes the internationally acclaimed photo series Trisha, featured in Vanity Fair, Village Voice and India Today, and in solo exhibits in New York City and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, as well as her recent photo series Trauma Clown, featured on the cover of Now Magazine and in the Patel Gallery. Her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was featured on dozens of Best of 2018 lists, including in The Globe and Mail, Indigo Books and MSN, and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part‑Time Woman, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. She is also the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books. A six-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a Pride Toronto Grand Marshal and has featured on The Globe and Mail’s Best Dressed list. She is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary, and is currently adapting her debut play, How To Fail As A Popstar, into a television pilot script with the support of CBC.