Bronwyn Preece is honoured and privileged to live on the unceded Traditional Territories of the L̓il’wat and Squamish Peoples in Whistler, BC. This awareness brings with it many levels of responsibility, humbleness, transparency, and collaborative possibilities. She is a site-sensitive poetic-pirate and multi-disciplinary, community-engaged arts practitioner. She holds a PhD in Performance, along with an MA and BFA in Applied Theatre. She has taught, facilitated workshops and performed internationally. She is the author of Gulf Islands Alphabet (Simply Read Books, 2012) and knee deep in high water: riding the Muskwa Kechika, expeditions poems (Caitlin Press, 2023), among many other publications. With the word gratitude tattooed on her arm, she is an avid solo backcountry-backpacker who writes on the trail.