AMANDA STEVENS is a librarian, sex educator, herbalist, writer, DJ, and performance artist based in Kjipuktuk, Mi'kmaki. Amanda does improvised, interactive performances and installations whenever she comes up with a good idea and did unofficial Nocturne projects in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. She has been making zines since 1994, and in 2015 she did a residency at the Queer Zine Archive Project in Milwaukee, WI. Amanda collectively operated the Anchor Archive Zine Library and Roberts Street Social Centre from 2007 to 2014 and is coordinating this year's Halifax Pop Explosion Zine Fair. Her work aims to create magical spaces for people to connect and experience collective transformative release; to uncover and share marginalized stories and information; and to broaden and queer understandings of bodies, gender, relationships, and sex. She is committed to learning about the land and spends a lot of time identifying plants and growing, harvesting, and preparing food and medicine.