Publication Year

Mapping a Diverse Newfoundland and Labrador


From: Land of Many Shores


The stories shared in this book are deeply personal and delve into subjects like suicide, grief, mental illness, substance use, colonialism, racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and gender dysphoria.



Ainsley Hawthorn

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.