Leanne Toshiko Simpson

Leanne Toshiko Simpson is a mixed-race Yonsei writer, educator and psychiatric survivor from Scarborough. She is a graduate of UTSC Creative Writing and the University of Guelph’s MFA, and is currently completing an EdD in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto, studying the intergenerational impact of the Japanese Canadian internment. She teaches classes in disability arts and BIPOC literature at St. George campus and runs workshops for mad writers in mental health centres across Toronto. Her debut novel Never Been Better will be published by HarperCollins in 2023.


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The FLOURISH Collective is supported in part by funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund,
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Toronto Connaught Fund