by Leighton Schreyer
Leighton Schreyer (they/them) is a writer, poet, and critically Mad queer activist in Toronto, ON. Their writing often explores themes of gender, sexuality, mental health, and the human condition in an effort to unsettle norms and critically engage with the world around them. As a current medical student, Leighton is passionate about recentering the fundamental role that story plays in healthcare and caregiving, and about using narrative—be that written, spoken, visual, or any other form of artistic self-expression—as a powerful tool to foster healing and human connection. Their writing has been featured in some of the world’s leading medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association, and their poetry can be found in Hippocampus Magazine, The Rumen, South Broadway Ghost Society, Otherwise Engaged, The British Journal of Psychiatry, JAKE, and more.