Gillian Joseph

Pronouns: They/Them
Tribal Affiliation: Ihaŋktoŋwaŋ and Mdewakaŋtoŋ Dakota


Gillian Joseph is a queer, 2-Spirit Ihaŋktoŋwaŋ and Mdewakaŋtoŋ Dakota storyteller who grew up as a guest on Waxhaw and Catawba lands. They are the author of Protector of the Beads: a Dakhota Poem (forthcoming from Wíyouŋkihipi Productions) and serve as a folio editor at Anomaly. Alongside writing, they work in the mental health field with a focus on Indigenous health sovereignty. Gillian loves spending time near mní, trying to figure out what their dreams mean, and hanging out with their cats, Smudge and Solstice.