Freelance writer, creative & cliched Canadian


Hey there, I'm Jacalyn

From moving to Europe on my own at the age of 19, to sleeping beneath the stars in Haiti and living on an island in Algonquin Park, I've had the fortune and good luck to experience life in a myriad of ways, and all before my dirty thirties, to boot. How 'bout that, eh? 

I believe all of these experiences (and more) have shaped me both personally and creatively. With every broken backpack, calloused finger and sore muscle comes a lesson learned about life, passion and ambition. Writing allows me an outlet for the burgeoning creativity I feel with every breath of fresh air and new experience. Whether I'm reporting on wildlife conservation issues in Africa or waxing poetic about the decline of biodiversity in National Parks, if writing is involved, chances are I'm going to love it. 

When I'm not doing my thing as a freelancer, I can often be found outdoors doing typical Canadian activities like camping and hiking; but you won't find me drinking maple syrup or riding my moose to work. Even I'm not that Canadian. 


I do cool writer things, like craft articles and copy


You're probably wondering what I do 

I could say I simply "write," but that wouldn't really cut it. I do write, but I also seek inspiration and adventure wherever - and whenever - possible. My passion revolves around reporting on, investigating and writing about the issues and challenges faced by the wild world around us, peppered with a strong interest in sustainable living and eco-conscious lifestyles. When I write, I do it with intent, with a purpose of showing or teaching even just one reader something new. It doesn't hurt that I get to do what I love in the process: writing.

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