Cups of Coffee
Eliot is a 26-year-old, self-described “gender bandit” living on the traditional territories of the Algonquin Anishnabek (also known as Ottawa, Ontario) with two cats and too much coffee. In 2016, they graduated with an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Ottawa. Eliot has worked as a professional researcher, a teaching assistant, and a government office lackey. They once interned at a museum and built a Haunted House for kids with a zero-dollar budget. They currently work as a Training and Education Facilitator with Rainbow Health Ontario where they design and host workshops on how to be more LGBTQ+ affirming. Their private workshops have also been popular at high schools across the province and churches across the country.
Eliot is a white settler of English and Christian descent, and strives to remain actively aware of the privilege that goes along with that. They work from an anti-opressive and intersectional framework, but also acknowledge that they are always, and will always, be learning and unlearning the systems in which they were raised and can be complicit in. In other words: they get that the system is broken, and they’re trying very hard to make it better–but they’re also fully prepared to make mistakes, and be humble about that.
In their downtime, Eliot enjoys embroidery, adult colouring books, and marathoning tv shows with strong female protagonists. They’d probably like to meet you.