Leanne Toshiko Simpson

Leanne Toshiko Simpson
Region: Toronto ON
Generation: Yonsei
Born 1992, Scarborough


Leanne Toshiko Simpson is a mixed-race Yonsei writer and psychiatric survivor from Scarborough, Ontario. She is a graduate of UTSC Creative Writing and the University of Guelph’s MFA program. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto, studying the intergenerational impact of Japanese Canadian internment. She teaches courses in Disability Arts and BIPOC literature, in addition to co-facilitating Mata Ashita, an intergenerational writing circle for Japanese Canadians of all experiences. Her debut novel, Never Been Better, is forthcoming with HarperCollins.