“This isn’t tough love advice — this is deep love advice.” – From Ask Kai” Advice for the Apocalypse


Kai Cheng is a noted essayist on transformative justice, radical love, sexuality, gender, and mental health, among other issues, and is a regular contributor to several online publications. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, them Magazine, and Everyday Feminism.  She is currently an advice columnist at Daily Xtra, where she answers questions about surviving and thriving in the face of global turmoil in Ask Kai: Advice for the Apocalypse.

Ask Kai: Advice for the Apocalypse – advice column on ethics, relationships, and revolutionary love

Slate – Response to Andrea Long Chu’s New York Times feature on gender confirming surgery

Daily XTRA – short essays on life in queer community 

Autostraddle – My favorite type of writing – a series of book reviews and interviews with queer and trans woman authors! 

them Magazine – essay on how neoliberalism is stealing trans liberation 

Buzzfeed Essays – Essays on trans femininity, sexuality, and happiness

Feature Writer at Everyday Feminism – ongoing posts about intersectional feminism, mental health, and activism

What I Wanted to Wear Feature – written as part of a series for an online publication on featuring contemporary transgender writers!

Author page at xojane – freelance articles on life and (self-)love as a transwoman of color

Author page at Youngist – a short-lived column on sex and dating!

Escaping Eden: Fashion Shoot and Essay collaboration withYellow Noise Magazine – a visual essay and photographic meditation on beauty, femininity,and monstrosity

Column for McGill Daily – my first-ever column pieces on identity, race, and gender

Reviewer page at montreal Review of books – reviews of books by Montreal authors

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