Francine McCabe is a mixed-blood Anishinaabe writer, fibre artist, and organic master gardener from Batchewana First Nation, living on the unceded traditional territory of the Stz’uminus First Nation with her partner and two sons. She holds a degree in Creative Writing from Vancouver Island University. She is a board member of the Vancouver Island Fibreshed network and is passionate about Vancouver Island grown fibres and nurturing the connections and transparency needed to grow a regional textile economy. She is the past recipient of the Mary Garland Coleman Prize in Lyrical Poetry and was awarded the 2014 Pat Bevan Scholarship for Creative Writing. Her writing has appeared in Portal Magazine and CV Collective.