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Ahyoka Saas is a Two-Spirit Cherokee-German surrealist writer and glam goth composer raised in an end-times cult. Since directing and showrunning five hour-long sketch revues at The Second City Chicago, they've won Native American Media Alliance's 2023 TV Writers Lab and NAMA's 2022 Animation Lab as well as Roadmap's Diversity Initiative Competition in 2022. Her debut book, Koalas & Other Funny Short Stories, is available now in Lansing and Chicago bookstores as well as online.

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Close To You | LGBTQ2+ short film | Dir. Ahyoka Saas