Wakaya Wells (they/he) is Choctaw and was raised in District 8 of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. They received a BA in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Wakaya is a Queer Two-Spirit writer, storyteller, and educator. Their work is found at the intersections of identity, mental health, and community. They are currently working to finish their debut novel.