Arria identifies as white (Irish-Canadian, Acadian & Métis), chronically ill & disabled, queer, feminist and faithfully middle-aged. Preferred pronouns are she/they.
She is sometimes able to write. When she does, Arria’s, work often explores the intersections between chronic illness & disability, ecology, culture and spiritual understanding. She shares a small house by a lake, near Kingston, Ontario, with her mother and their ridiculously adorable dog. (Her mother is pretty cute too.)*
Drawing heavily on speculative and surrealist elements, Arria focuses on creative fiction, primarily in short story form. She’s also been known to write a little poetry and non-fiction. When she can, she works on nurturing a couple of story-babies into fully fledged novels.
Arria feels passionately about writing women-centred worlds, populated by feminist, queer-identified, differently-abled characters, living with divergent, often marginalized, conditions.
I live and work on land that is unceded Omàmìwinì Algonquin Territory in an area with a deep history, which includes multiple Indigenous nations in relationship with it as traditional territory, and continues to be home to different Indigenous people today.
Thank you to the:
Smiths Falls Land Acknowledgement and those who contributed to it
Lanark County Neighbours for Truth & Reconciliation
OFL Aboriginal Peoples Caucus