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Here is the book I co-edited with Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić, Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water, published by Inanna Publications in 2017. Spectrum is a collection of the work of twenty Romani women, women of mixed Romani heritage, and non-Romani allies: Melaena Allen-Trottier, Sarah Barbieux, Julianna Beaudoin, Monica Bodirsky, Elizabeth Lisa Ann Csanyi, Gina Csanyi-Robah, Jen Danch, Tímea Ágnes Daróczi, Arielle Dylan, Chad Evans Wyatt, Ildi Gulyas, Gyongyi Hamori, Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Delilah Lee, Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Julia Lovell, Viktoria Mohacsi, Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić, Bluma Teram, and Saskia Tomkins. Divided into three sections—life writing, creative work, research essays—authors write about identity, childhood, immigration, work, art, memory, love, spirituality, activism, advocacy, leadership, and other themes affecting the lives of Canadian Romani women. The first of its kind in North America and maybe anywhere, Spectrum features an array of writing styles reflecting the panoply of women’s voices made poignant for never having been heard together. Bridging the divide between cultural work and community work, the book embodies the spirit of alliance building among a diffuse group of Romani feminists and their allies. The cover features the beautiful work of visual artist and OCADU instructor, Monica Bodirsky.