In Land of Many Shores, writers share their essays about life in Newfoundland and Labrador from often-neglected viewpoints. In this collection, Indigenous people, cultural minorities, LGBTQ+, people living with mental or physical disabilities and other undervalued and hidden voices are coming to the forefront, with personal, poignant, celebratory and critical visions of the land we live on. From workers in the sex industry to non-Christian faithful, from the descendants of settlers from other lands to the Indigenous people of this land, the variety of experience against the backdrop of Newfoundland and Labrador provides food for thought—and celebration of diversity.
Ainsley Hawthorn, PhD, (she/her) is a cultural historian, author, and multidisciplinary artist raised in Steady Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, and now based in St. John’s. Since completing her doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, she has lectured on her research at universities in Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada, and the United States and been quoted in El Mundo(Spain), Apartment Therapy(US), the Toronto Star(Canada), Activa Magazine(Portugal), and The News Lens (Taiwan), among others. Passionate about using her academic knowledge to bring new ideas about culture, history, and religion to general audiences, she co-hosts the radio series Apocalypse Then for CBC, blogs for Psychology Today, and has contributed to a variety of other publications, including the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Newfoundland Quarterly. She is currently completing her first solo-authored non-fiction book, The Other Five Senses.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
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