Interview of Kay Gabriel

Kay Gabriel discusses studying critical theory and literature, her radicalization through Occupy Wall Street and becoming a communist, and her writing as a poet. Kay grew up in a leftist Jewish family in Canada and has had a life-long commitment to opposing Zionism. Shedescribes getting hormones over the internet while studying abroad, and entering graduate school as a means to healthcare. She also discusses her struggles with an eating disorder and forms of self-harm.

Date of Interview:

June 4, 2019

Location of Interview:

NYPL Administrative Offices

Place of birth:

Ottawa, Ontario



Interviewed by

Michelle Esther O’Brien

Photo by

Matt Grub