Michael, 31 years old is a writer originally from Surrey, British Columbia who now resides in Downtown Vancouver, Canada.

As a child, he had aspirations of becoming a writer but as he grew up, he encountered the challenges that many adolescents go through. Career driven and focused on more egoic pursuits, the writing dream was shelved behind more materialistic desires. He rediscovered his love for the written word in his mid 20’s when he had accomplished many of the goals he had set out earlier in life and remained unfulfilled. He turned to his original love of writing to not only pursue his first real passion, but also as a way to learn more about himself. His writing is an exploration of both his own personal limitations and the collective suffering of the world around him.

Michael’s first book was a novel called Hooped, which was released in late 2020. The novel was based in his hometown of Surrey, BC and was inspired by his own teenage years. The main character in Hooped, Jimmy is tasked with navigating the external pressures placed on him by society while trying to remain true to his deeper self. The novel received praise from teachers, police officers and the everyday teenager just trying to make it.

His next project, which is a compilation of poems that he has been writing since his mid 20s began as a way to understand the rambling messages that would circulate through his mind. By writing down his thoughts, Michael was able to investigate what was at the root cause of his own blockages, limitations and desires.

In a world in which self-inflicted suffering has become more rampant than ever before, Michael has tried to bridge the gap between becoming more connected to one’s own true nature, while also being able to act with a genuine authenticity.

You can read more of Michael’s work by visiting his blog at www.michaelbains.ca or his Instagram pages - @mb_elite and @hoopedtalks where he posts poems and written excerpts.