HyeJin Kim aspires to explore their transness and mental disability through writing and art, as well as their perpetual questioning of academia, activism, community, and the “self”. They write to understand the liminality of being ever in-between, occasionally daring to stand on a stage. Over the last 16 years they have been an activist across the world, working on diverse issues of gender and sexuality. In their early days as an activist and writer they spent time exploring poetry in queer performance spaces in Amsterdam for several years. After a hiatus of 10 years, in 2018 they have performed in the inQ.U.E.E.Ries showcase at the 2018 Naked Word Poetry Festival, have been a featured artist at Grounding Sessions, were part of the Naked Word Poetry Session at the 2018 Open Book Festival, and were featured in the Historical Glitch performance installation at Noval Foundation in 2018. Recently they performed at the Proudly African & Transgender exhibition opening (2019) at the University of the Western Cape.