Nelli Ruotsalainen is a California-born, Helsinki-based feminist activist. Her first collection of poetry, Täällä en pyydä enää anteeksi, was published in 2018 by Pesä Kustannus, a feminist publishing platform that Ruotsalainen co-founded. Täällä en pyydä enää anteeksi was nominated for the 2019 Tanssiva Karhu -award. Having roamed the realms of angst, shame, and gendered expectations in her soaring debut, she currently explores place and belonging through queer critical whiteness perspectives at embodied and societal levels.
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