Clementine Morrigan is a gender/queer femme sober-addict witch multidisciplinary writer and artist. They are a white settler living on colonized land known as Toronto, Turtle Island, traditionally land of the Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas of the New Credit, Huron-Wendat and other Indigenous peoples.
Their work spans genres and mediums, including essays, poetry, creative non-fiction, zines, illustration, short film, self-portraiture and sculpture. Their first book, Rupture, was published in 2012. They produced a short film entitled Resurrection in 2013. They write a zine called seawitch, co-write a zine called make all good things fall apart, co-edit a zine called Complicating Veganism, as well as working on other zine projects. A second book of poetry is currently in the works.
Clementine explores a wide range of subject matter in their work. They are interested in counter-narratives of gendered violence, art as a space of invaluable knowledge production, femme as sacred, witchcraft and spirituality, tarot, (self-critical) veganism, demisexuality, genderqueerness and considering sexuality (in particular queerness, sex work and polyamory) in conjunction with madness. They also do a lot of work on critiquing intoxication culture, complicating constructions of addiction and considering sober spaces through the lens of accessibility. All of their work aims to undermine hierarchies of knowledge production by blurring distinctions between art, academia and DIY culture making.
Clementine holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Women, Gender and Feminist Studies from York University. They are currently pursuing a Masters of Environmental Studies at York University. They are a facilitator and community organizer, working collaboratively from a disability justice perspective, creating intentionally anti-oppressive, accessible spaces in which to share art, stories and ideas. They are one half of the artistic collaboration from the margins.
Sometimes going by Violet Seawitch or Jason Star, Clementine is ever changing and always growing. They value and cultivate interdependence, kindness, humility and the willingness to learn. They also read and study tarot. Clementinemorrigan.com is their online presence and a space to showcase some of their work.
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