Charlotte Henay

Charlotte Henay is a Bahamian diasporic storyteller, researcher and Faculty member in Women’s and Gender Studies at Brock University. She works with poetry, lyric and visual essays in writing about Black and Indigenous womxn’s voices as witness, making Afro-Indigenous futurities. Her writing has appeared in ROOM Magazine special edition Turtle Island Talks Back, The League of Canadian Poets’ These Lands: A Collections of Voices by Black Poets in Canada chapbook, journals and anthologies. Charlotte’s visual work has been shown at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas’ biennials NE8 and NE9.

Talking to the Dead

She doesn’t know why I left the other one who sees the dead was too young to be sent off to boarding school stayed home to witness