A waterfall is leaping water, the natural movement of which can change the shape of stone.

Julie Nowak

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Headshot photo of a white, thin person with short brown hair, wearing a black top, in front of an outdoor background of trees and clouds
Julie Nowak (she/they) is an educator, activist, consultant, writer, and podcaster based near Tkaronto (known as Toronto, Canada). Her work explores the intersection of disability justice, nature connection, body liberation, and food justice through her project “The Seasonal Body”.
This focus partly stems from their personal experience as a disabled, chronically-ill, neurodivergent, mad, and low-income person who has a history of eating disorders and is part of the Queer community. Her work is also informed by her experiences while farming and spending time in nature that have transformed her relationship with food, her body, the land, and politics.
Prior to getting involved in disability justice, Julie had a background in education, community development, public health, environmentalism, and the local food movement. She completed an M.Ed. in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto, with a focus on food justice, gender studies, and liberatory pedagogies (including ‘Popular Education’ and embodied learning).
Julie is a white settler with Celtic and Germanic ancestry. They live on the Indigenous land of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. She supports the #LandBack movement, and views it as integral to all social justice efforts – especially for nature-related work.
Julie is also passionate about linguistics, language justice, and transnational movements, and she can optionally provide her work in English, French, and Spanish.
You can follow Julie at Seasonalbody.org and linktr.ee/SeasonalBody


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