My name is Jimmy Lee Beason II, of the Osage Nation, Eagle Clan. I graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University with a B.A. in American Indian Studies (AIS). Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree in Social Welfare Administration in the SWAAP program at the University of Kansas, focusing on Native empowerment, program development and social justice. I also write fiction, poetry and political essays. When at home, I spend time with my wife and three children, hanging out watching movies and just being an all -around dad. Wey.na!