A Journal of Menstruation and Culture
Nané Ariadne Jordan, Ph.D., is undertaking doctoral studies in Education in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. She holds a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of Ottawa, and completed her M.A. in Women's Spirituality at New College of California, with a thesis exploring intersections of ecofeminism, midwifery practices and politics, and women's "natural,' physiologic birth experiences. Her midwifery apprenticeship and work as a home birth attendant and post-partum doula within pre-regulation Canadian midwifery informs her research in women's health and spirituality. She continues her art practice, and is developing a cosmology of 'sacred economy' rooted in placental morphology and its dialogue of blood. She draws inspiration from and loves the Pacific Coastal rain forests, being with her two daughters, husband, family, friends, scholarly colleagues, and an extended community of women and midwives around the world.