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Out of Oceanic Time: Trans Women’s Lives at the Edge of a Dying World


From: Land of Many Shores


Out of Oceanic Time focuses on trans women’s experience, rural experiences, and womanhood.



Daze Jefferies

Daze Jefferies (she/her) is a sixth-generation white settler artist, writer, and researcher born and raised in the Bay of Exploits on the northeast coast of rural Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland). Working with archives, found beach materials, queer ephemera, oral histories, sound, poetry, sculpture, theory, performance, and illustration, her research-based creative practice engages with the ocean as a body of loss to form washy, wayward, and withheld counter-narratives of trans and sex worker histories at the water’s edge. Her research-creation and multidisciplinary projects have been exhibited at Eastern Edge, The Rooms, Unscripted Twillingate, Inverness County Centre for the Arts, and Cape Breton University Art Gallery. Co-author of Autoethnography and Feminist Theory at the Water’s Edge: Unsettled Islands (2018), she has recent publications in Riddle Fence, Understorey, held, The Dalhousie Review, Arc, and Feral Feminisms. Her debut poetry collection, We Hold aBody of Water Together, is forthcoming.