Daze Jefferies

Daze Jefferies is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist-poet-researcher from Beothuk territory in the Bay of Exploits who holds a Master of Gender Studies (MGS) from Memorial University. Her research-creation touching embodiments, geographies, and histories of trans women (and) sex workers in Ktaqamkuk/Newfoundland, Canada has been exhibited and performed nationally. For her community work and creative scholarship, she was awarded a Sesquicentennial Medal from the Senate of Canada in 2018. She is co-author of Autoethnography and Feminist Theory at the Water’s Edge: Unsettled Islands (Palgrave Pivot 2018), and she has recent publications in Transgender Sex Work and Society (2018), transVersing (Breakwater Books, 2018), Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry (2019), Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies (2020), and Riddle Fence: A Journal of Arts & Culture (2020). Her forthcoming poetry collection We Hold a Body of Water Together (Breakwater Books) explores hidden histories and fishy futures of trans women and sex workers in Atlantic Canada.