Agent: Stephanie Sinclair Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC where he is pursuing a Ph D at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on Indigenous literature.
Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in that interweaves memoir, poetry, and photography together to address the complex and plural life experiences of intergenerational survivors of residential schools.
The father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline.They may simply appear and say nothing, or they might have a message for you. Nina told me, “I don't listen to the radio as I'm often lost in my own thoughts. My Uncle, who taught me my very first magic trick, used to smoke a custom blend of cherry tobacco in a pipe. They want to let us know that they are good on the other side and that they are with all the loved ones that have gone on before them.But I turned it on, and I heard the 80's song, ‘Lady In Red.' That was the song my first husband and I danced to as he loved seeing me in red. I'm allergic to smoke, but every once in a while I'll get the distinct smell. The distinction in the connection is that the scent will be clear in the absence of it. Chives were my Dad's favorite, he'd pour a bit of salt into the palm of his hand, and he would dip the end of the chive into the salt and then bite off a piece. If they suffered in pain, they want to assure us that they are now restored, happy and alive again, this time in spirit. In 2012, they founded They Is My Pronoun, a Q A-based blog about gender-neutral pronoun usage and user support. Airton offers individualized support and advice to gender-neutral pronoun users and allies, including teachers, parents and co-workers.They are also the founder of the No Big Deal Campaign, a social media initiative that helps people show support for transgender peoples’ right to have their pronouns used. Airton received a 2017 Youth Role Model of the Year Award from the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Airton has worked with hundreds of teacher candidates to widen the circle of belonging and participation for students of all genders and sexualities. Airton’s scholarly work has appeared in the journals Sex Education, Curriculum Inquiry, and Teachers College Record. Susan Woolley, they are editing a forthcoming collection of lesson plans on gender diversity for K-12 teachers.When she was a toddler, she moved with her family to the Middle East.