Nat Kishchuk began writing fiction and creative nonfiction a couple of years ago, after decades of writing something completely else. Her main obsession, in reading and writing, is speculative fiction for advancing social justice, where alternative worlds can shift perceptions of current, unacceptable realities. She has published one short story and one micro fiction, and completed (maybe) a spec fic novel, in which the main protagonists are a disgraced PhD student, a disaffected government metrologist, and a library barcode battling unjust algorithms. This is her first creative nonfiction publication. Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, she is grateful to live and work in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), on the traditional, unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.