Shannon Jordan
Shannon Jordan

Shannon Jordan is a freelance writer and editor, with particular interests in physical and emotional wellness and social justice. She has four children through birth and adoption, along with a pup, three cats, and a lapful of foster kittens.

She has a biology degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a midwifery license from New Mexico. In alternate universes, she is an infectious disease specialist, photographer for Nat Geo, midwife, marine biologist, herbalist and whatever allows her to pet a tiger. But in this universe, she is happy to be a writer.

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