writer // student // artist
revival, in short, could be considered a queer, feminist, and crip coming of age story. revival touches on the most basic of human emotions, with honesty and vulnerability, and asks the questions we are afraid to ask ourselves, but most of all, afraid to ask others. It grapples with the inevitable experience of fear and uncertainty, of stumbling into new territory with little to hold onto, except one’s own intuition. It explores the process of learning what it means to let go, to fall, to fail, to collectively rearrange every aspect of one’s identity, and to find the strength to reveal it to the world.
“revival” chapbook – forthcoming
- “A Tutor’s Best Friend: Adaptability.” UWinnipeg Tutoring Centre. 16 February 2018.
- “Writing Centers as Spaces for Social Justice Dialogue.” Axis. 6 February 2018.
- “I’m Not A ‘Supercrip’, and That’s Okay.” The Mighty. 18 December 2017.
- “Tutoring on an ‘Off Day…'”. UWinnipeg Tutoring Centre. 17 November 2017.
- “The Reality of Taking a Sick Day When You’re Chronically Ill.” The Mighty. 22 October 2017.
- “10 Things I’ve Learned as a Chronically Ill Student.” The Mighty. 26 September 2017.
- “My Gift Horse.” Horse Country Magazine. 14 October 2013, pp. 29-30.
I am a writer of poetry and creative non-fiction, an honours student in Women’s & Gender Studies, writing tutor, research assistant. I am slowly immersing myself into the world that lives in the intersection of academia and art. I identify as queer (she/her) and chronically ill and am interested in exploring the complexities of these identities and how they intersect and complicate one another, in both my academic and artistic work.
I am currently residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory, with my fiancée, our adorable guinea pigs, and temperamental cat, Lucipurr. If you can’t find me writing, chances are I’ll be snapping photos, napping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, reading feminist scholarship, indulging in a cheese-and-carb-filled snack or a combination thereof.
Contact: s.jenniferch [at] gmail [dot com]