Jo Jefferson is a Toronto-based queer writer and parent who grew up in Nova Scotia. Their essay, “How I (Finally) Became a Genderqueer Parent,” was included in Caitlin Press’s anthology Swelling with Pride. Their first novel, Lightning and Blackberries, was released by Nimbus Publishing in 2008. When they’re not writing or swimming, Jo hangs out with their kids, works at a community centre, explores the world and facilitates workshops with creators of all ages.
Of all the subjects a writer can tackle, our own lives are both the most intimidating and the most rewarding. It requires a unique vulnerability to share our private moments, joys, traumas, and memories. Talking about our own bodies, in particular, can be overwhelming – but ... Read more
With holiday get-togethers on our radar, we’re turning our thoughts to family: the different kinds and journeys to making one. Below editor Sara Graefe and contributors of Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories (Caitlin Press) give us our thoughts on ... Read more
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