Drafts, notes and scraps from a nonfiction life.

Kaya Oakes is the author of four books, most recently including The Nones Are Alright and Radical Reinvention. Her fifth book, The Defiant Middle, will be released in November of 2021.

Her essays and journalism have appeared in lots of places. You can see a list and longer biography at her website, oakestown.org.

Kaya teaches writing at UC Berkeley and lives in Oakland, California, where she was born and raised.