Jónína Kirton is a prairie-born Métis/Icelandic poet, author, and facilitator. She currently lives in Vancouver, on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Kirton graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio in 2007 and is a member of its advisory board. A person of between, Kirton also serves on the Room Magazine editorial board and is an active member of its Equity and Inclusion Committee. In 2016, Kirton received the Emerging Artist Award from the City of Vancouver, part of the Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts. Kirton’s second poetry collection, An Honest Woman, challenges the norms of femininity and sexuality as a mixed-race woman.