Joan Turner is a social worker and massage therapist. She is editor of Living the Changes, co-editor of Spider Women: A Tapestry of Creativity and Healing and Perspectives on Women, and a contributing author to Healing Voices. Turner’s writing has appeared in Pottersfield Portfolio, Motherworker, Backtalk, and Feminist Bookstore News. She was Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, for almost 20 years, owner of Bold Print Inc., the Winnipeg women’s bookstore, for eight years, and chaplain of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg. Joan lives in Winnipeg.