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Shantell Powell

Shantell PowellShan is a 2-spirit urban Inuk/canadian who grew up on the land and off the grid.  Raised in a nomadic forager/hunter/farmer family all over the country, Shan currently resides on the Haldimand Tract in Kitchener, Ontario where she is an advocate, storyteller, multidisciplinary artist, swamp hag, and chinchilla wrangler.  She is part of the Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University, a fellow in the Lived Experience Transformational Leadership Academy at Yale University, part of the Storytelling Certificate program at the Story Center in Kansas City, and continues to learn more about Inuit culture and philosophy in the Alluriarniq program with Tungasuvvingat Inuit in Ottawa.  She has been published in Augur, Cloud Lake Literary Journal, Feminist Studies Journal, Yellow Medicine Journal, and more.  You can find more of her work on Instagram (@shanmonster) or at Nudity is Only Skin Deep ( http://shanmonster.dreamwidth.org )

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