Assistant Editor’s Note

It was such an honour to work on this issue of Understorey Magazine with Natalie Meisner and Katherine Barrett. The amount of wisdom and experience—of both the stage and the life surrounding it—from the womyn who shared their stories was astounding. Natalie has been an amazing mentor through this process, but so have the amazing voices that I had the honour of reading.

This issue of Understorey is a platform for womyn across the country to share in our common struggles around equity, diversity, and inclusion, but also rise to the challenge of creating a world where we don’t need to struggle any longer. I wholeheartedly believe that art and literature are the keys to crafting this new world. 

Audrey Jamieson

About Audrey Jamieson

Audrey Jamieson is a fourth-year English Honours student studying at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has worked as an assistant editor for New Forum Magazine and Nöd Magazine. Her publications can be found in Asterism: an undergraduate literary journal and three of her poems were featured in the temporary art installation called A Thousand Stories In A Thousand Sentences. When Audrey is not writing or reading, she enjoys hiking and hitting the gym, in hopes of one day making it into the UFC. This may not happen, however, due to her undying love for coffee and hashbrowns. Audrey’s passion for literature mostly dwells in science fiction and fantasy realism. Her latest creative project is a dystopian novel about the division of society through gender roles and capitalism. Audrey believes that great fiction literature forms when the lines between narrative and reality are inseparably intertwined.

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