Jennifer Kingsley is a National Geographic Explorer and a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
She is a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Paddlenorth, the story of her 54-day canoeing expedition across the Canadian Arctic, and her writing has appeared in various outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Her radio documentaries have been broadcast internationally and recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
In this conversation, Jennifer and I talk about how she developed a love for both writing and exploration, her fascinating 3-year project called Meet The North in which she attempted to make authentic personal connections with those living in the Arctic, and how we can use storytelling to break down stereotypes and prejudices.
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