Khale McHurst has been writing autobiographical comics since their late twenties, when they stumbled upon comics as a form of art therapy. Their first major project, titled 'I Do Not Have An Eating Disorder', chronicled their recovery from anorexia. They have gone on to write stories about relationships, queerness, growing up in a religious cult, and gendered violence. Khale loves that comics make difficult issues more accessible, and they especially love how writing comics has helped them to connect with other humans and feel less alone when talking about vulnerable topics.
Khale grew up in and around Naarm, and spent much of their adolescence hiding in Melbourne's bars and alleyways with their secret girlfriend when they were both deeply in the closet. Khale now works on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, where they live with their fur family and wife (who is not in any way a secret).