Nate Cannon is a writer, runner, and avid advocate for transgender and disability rights, mental health awareness, and chemical dependency education. Carrying with him eleven years of sobriety, Nate has completed eight marathons since 2009 despite the onset of acquired dystonia, a painful and progressive neurological disorder. He speaks regularly to educators, health care providers, and readers regarding his experiences being transgender and in recovery, living with both mental illness and a physical disability.
He is the author of Running on a Mind Rewired, which has been adopted into chemical dependency and mental health curricula at high schools, colleges, treatment centers, and hospitals, and is an MFA candidate at Hamline University. Nate is currently finishing a lyric style memoir addressing the complexities of his gender transition experience.
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