Jo-Anne is a poet, writer, and educator from Toronto, Canada. Jo-Anne has been writing poetry since the age of 12. Aside from writing poetry, Jo-Anne has worked alongside creative communities within the Greater Toronto Area. She has led creative writing workshops for York University and for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. For several years Jo-Anne dedicated her time to building platforms for young artists to creatively express themselves. By doing this, she was also able to hone her skills in the performance arts. Her aim is to educate the youth on ascending from their life circumstances through the power of creative writing.