Nate Cannon is a writer, runner, and avid advocate for transgender and disability rights, mental health awareness, and chemical dependency education. Nate carries 14 years of sobriety and has completed 13 marathons since 2009 despite the onset of acquired dystonia, a painful and progressive neurological disorder. He speaks regularly to educators, health care providers, and the public 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 and is a 2018 MFA candidate at Hamline University. Nate holds a BA in Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance from the University of Minnesota.
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