Book Club Pick for April 23: it was never going to be okay, by jaye simpson

For April 23rd’s episode we’ll be discussing jaye simpson’s book of poetry, it was never going to be okay.

Be sure to submit a comment or question! Your input might be read on the podcast (anonymously) AND you’ll be entered into our book club draw. You could win a copy of one of our selected books, and even some lovely jewelry. (Notes on how to participate follow the synopses.) Happy reading!


it was never going to be okay is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the intimacies of understanding intergenerational trauma, Indigeneity and queerness, while addressing urban Indigenous diaspora and breaking down the limitations of sexual understanding as a trans woman. As a way to move from the linear timeline of healing and coming to terms with how trauma does not exist in subsequent happenings, it was never going to be okay tries to break down years of silence in simpson’s debut collection of poetry:

How to Participate:

Step 1: get the book from your local library, bookseller, or seek an audio version online

Step 2: READ or LISTEN

Step 3: Post comments and questions on Twitter @book_women or @IndigenousLSA or directly on the Book Women Podcast website.  We will discuss them during that book’s episode!

Get your comments in BEFORE April 20 to have your take included in the episode (to be published April 23). Plus, you’ll be entered to win some PRIZES!

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