Roz MacLean lives in beautiful Vancouver, BC where she balances her writing and illustration practice with supporting students with diverse needs at school. Roz is passionate about mental health, education, body positivity, self-compassion and inclusion of people with diverse abilities. These values are a constant theme in her creative work, embodied most vibrantly in her newest release, "The Body Book." As an educator, she believes that positive cultural change begins on an individual and emotional level with early education. When children learn to relate to themselves and their bodies with self-acceptance, love and care they will be better able to maintain positive mental and physical health as they navigate our society's problematic media landscape. Her first book as author/illustrator, Violet's Cloudy Day, earned an honorable mention for the Montaigne Medal at the 2015 Eric Hoffer Awards, and her second book, The Body Book, won the Gold Medal at the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards.