Whitney French is a writer, educator and literacy advocate. Graduating from Concordia University with a degree in Creative Writing and Child Psychology, Whitney has worked as freelance writer, a spoken word poet, teacher’s assistant, a special projects coordinator, a behavioural therapist, and a respite worker. She is currently a professional workshop facilitator, conducting programs for children, youth, young offenders, teenage mothers and adults in Toronto, Montreal, and cities in British Colombia.
Whitney’s first collection of poetry, 3 Cities, was self-published and released in April 2012. The book explores her experiences living in three Canadian cities – Bradford, Toronto, and Montreal. Additionally, her poetry has been anthologized in The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry. Whitney is also a part of the grassroots collective Womyn of Indigo, an initiative dedicated to showcasing female vocalists, instrumentalists and artists.