My name is Kendra Darynne Brougham Marks and I am a guest living in sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ on unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory. I have Irish, Québécois, Métis, Anishinaabe, Scandinavian, French, Welsh, Swiss, Greek, and Scottish heritage. My family is from North Bay and Montréal. I grew up on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Niitsitapi, Siksika, Kainai and Piikani), the Tsuut’ina Nation, the Nakoda Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), and the Métis Nation of Alberta. I spend a lot of time reading, going for walks, and writing, and I try to spend as much time as I can with the ocean. I practice beading with the Indigenous beading collective otehiwin and I practice family, wills & estates, and child protection law.