Season 3, Episode 4
Welcome to the latest episode of Story of a Storyteller. Jenn Ashton is an author, poet, and painter from British Columbia, Canada. Having been an avid reader from a very young age, Jenn was always destined to be a storyteller. Being a writer, educational researcher, and painter, Jenn has many stories to tell.
We talk about how she read the entire school library as a child, and her relationship with reading and stories since. Jenn says that as she wasn’t challenged enough in school, she “fell in with the wrong crowd”. Jenn dropped out of school at 15 when she became pregnant, to look after her daughter. We speak about the biggest challenges not only of parenthood, but also of becoming a parent at such a young age. Jenn and I also speak a lot about her relationship with her Squamish ancestry. She tells me about the issues with finding out about a culture that had no written language. She also tells me how she learned the same weaving style from someone who learned from her own ancestor. It’s a fascinating interview, enjoy!
Thanks once again to Jenn Ashton for coming onto the show. If you’d like to learn more, follow her on twitter, check out her art on instagram, or go to her website, www.jenniferashton.ca. Be sure to say hello!
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