A method actor armed with a typewriter, a mini van trembling with an unforeseen anxiety, and a mind frozen in the past like a telepathic television screen — Sky Dai is an award winning poet and creative non-fiction essayist who primarily works as an oil painter. Inspired by how traumatic stress causes the brain to collage fragments of memory, Sky Dai rewrites their narrative within a surreal dimension where traumatic memories become less distressing. They identify as a queer, disabled, rainbow person, who is part of a dissociative system with a service-dog side kick, Cloud Monet. Sky Dai and Monet have taught meditative movement classes at School of the Alternative, been an artist-in-residence at Bunker Projects, and received a BFA in fine arts and creative writing at Columbus College of Art and Design. When they’re not reading tarot, painting on large canvases inside a tiny bedroom, or working on an organic farm and eco co-op in Rhode Island, they’re probably watching scooby doo reruns and trying to solve some mysteries.