Tyler Rai is a movement artist and writer currently based in Nipmuc/Pocumtuc Territories (Western Massachusetts). Through performance and movement improvisation, her research questions how we embody kinship and relational empathy with the more-than-human world. Her works have been performed at Judson Memorial Church, ARC Pasadena, SPACE Gallery, SWALE, Governors Island, and The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. She has performed in the works of Laurel Jenkins, K.J.Holmes, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Bouchra Ouizguen, Athena Kokoronis/Domestic Performance Agency, and Mina Nishimura. Her writings have been published in Culturebot, Contact Quarterly, and John Hopkins Medical Magazine for the Humanities, Tendon Magazine.