Hayden Winston (born Hayden Winston Smith) is a black, bisexual, novelist, poet and activist. His work draws on his experiences as a QPOC and the child of West Indian immigrants. His goal is to expose life’s most jarring elements, while promoting self-exploration and self-love. Originally from Los Angeles, he currently resides in Northern California with his husband.
His self-published works include a novel (In Last Night’s Clothes) and two poetry collections (Les Saisons, Bellator ego sum).
Other pen names: H.W. Smith