I'd seen him many times before,
admired his determination, always incredible, but now
Leaning on his cane as we lean on him,
then lifting it to the sky, up to our better selves,
resisting all pulls to fall. Holding onto possibility,
us with light.
Samantha Lord has lived in Windsor, Ontario, since
her parents divorced when she was five years old. The overarching theme
of her life has been transcending circumstances, and overcoming obstacles.
Spirituality and self-awareness are of utmost importance to her. After
secondary school, she attended the University of Windsor for undergraduate
and graduate degrees in English, as well as her Bachelor of Education.
She also has a CERTESL certificate from the University of Saskatchewan.
She is currently working as a research assistant, and also does freelance