Dianah Smith is a writer, teacher and arts educator based in Toronto. Her writing has been published in anthologies, high school textbooks, online and print magazines and made into podcasts. She’s currently working on a novel based on her experience of immigrating to Canada as a child, for which she received an Ontario Arts Council’s works-in-progress grant. Dianah has been published with McGraw Hill-Ryerson, No More Potlucks, Rabble.ca, The Best of Rabble 2009, Siren, Flirt, and Shameless magazines. She says, “Writing is a way to grieve/retrieve the past, make sense of the present, and leave a legacy for the future.”