Melissa Baldwin is a graduate student at the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University whose research considers poetry slams in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) as resistant space-making. Along with May Chazan, Melissa is also the co-chair of e co-chair of Aging Activisms, an activist-research collective which aims to investigate and support the many different ways that women and nonbinary folks of varied ages, abilities, and backgrounds work for social and political change across diverse movements and across their lifecourses ( Melissa also co-hosts a radio show called Aging Radically on Trent Community Radio, creating spaces for intergenerational conversations about activism across women’s lives (listen at As a settler and an uninvited guest, Melissa is grateful to call Nogojiwanong home.

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