Nate Cannon is a writer, runner, and avid advocate for transgender and disability rights, mental health awareness, and chemical dependency education. Carrying with him 13 years of sobriety, Nate has completed 11 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.
Running on a Mind Rewired, Nate's first memoir, was written under his former name Jennifer and has been used in chemical dependency and mental health curricula at high schools, colleges, treatment centers, and hospitals around the country. He recently finished writing his second memoir, addressing the complexities of gender transition and living with a layered identity. Nate is an MFA candidate at Hamline University.
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