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Emily Gillespie

Canada - Ontario


Image 1: Photo of Emily, a white woman with blonde hair and glasses. She is wearing a red plaid shirt with a maple tree in the background and yellow leaves on the ground.

Image 2: Headshot of a woman (Emily) with long blonde hair and a black blazer smiling.

Emily Gillespie is an author, disability activist and daydreamer. She has an MA in Disability Studies. Dancing with Ghosts is her first novel. She is working on her second grand funded novel. She also writes short-stories and poetry. Gillespie enjoys writing that explores social inequalities particularly surrounding access to mental health care. She believes in the power of storytelling and enjoys working in community to help people express and connect.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Literary Arts


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member
  • Researcher
  • Instructor


  • Consulting
  • Art Instruction
  • Research
  • Event Planning
  • Policy Development
  • Facilitation
  • Active Listening
  • Advisory Support

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Neurodiverse
  • Queer
  • Feminist
  • Rural
  • Survivor