Hi! I’m Shannon, and I’m the person who occasionally has enough spoons and time to update this site. I’m a high school teacher in the Greater Toronto Area, a parent of teenagers, a cat person, a lapsed knitter, and a person who has read bits and pieces of most of the books I have in my house at the moment.
I do occasional freelance workshops for teachers, parents, and community members on a variety of topics related to special education and disability advocacy, talking to your kids about sexuality and healthy relationships, incorporating proactive conversations about consent with children and youth into parenting or classroom conversations, and teaching teachers how to make sure their sexual health classrooms include students who may identify as transgender, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, agender, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, questioning, lesbian, gay, and/or queer (and anyone whose identities I have inadvertently left out). (and no, that list is not exhaustive, or “too long.”)
I am also a PhD candidate (on leave for the 2018-19 year) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto (OISE/UT), where my research is focused on the tensions in schooling around the resistance against/reinforcement of rape culture, and specifically how students navigate these tensions.
Please note: I am not interested in being interviewed or in participating on media panels. Thank you for respecting this.