Nate Cannon

Nate Cannon

Nate Cannon is an author, speaker, trainer, and advocate for transgender rights, mental health awareness, and chemical dependency education. Now 14 years in recovery, he’s completed 14 marathons since 2009 despite the onset of acquired dystonia, a painful and challenging neurological disorder. He speaks regularly to educators, law enforcement, 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. 

Dying to Hang with the Boys, his second memoir, addresses his gender identity, near-fatal suicide attempt, and the complexities of layered identity. It is slated for release in December 2018.

Nate holds a BA in Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance from the University of Minnesota, a post-bacc Paralegal certificate, and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hamline University. 

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