Carla Grant is a non-compliant pharmacist, exceptional post-secondary educator, author, photographer, and overachieving mother. She was born and raised in Canada, where she attended the University of Alberta. She is a study in contrast—valedictorian at eighteen, recipient of the New York Festivals Grand Award for her radio documentary “The Cause of Thunder” at thirty, and rehab graduate at thirty-three. Carla has had lifelong struggles with mental health and addictions and is a testament of living recovery.
Carla manages the hectic schedule of a single parent of three kids and three dogs in a funky historic home constantly under renovation. She is a wholehearted LGBTQ2 advocate and ally, having launched and successfully challenged governments in precedent-setting cases to support her transgender autistic teen, and has spoken about gender diversity and autism at many educational events. She can be found in PFLAG support circles, behind her camera lens, backpacking the world—with or without the children—or simply in her yard, trying desperately to grow azaleas.