lena headshotProfessionally, personally, and sometimes even while sleeping, I’m a digital storyteller. A Bay Street alumnus, I bring with me a rich portfolio of articles on banking regulations, insurance disclosure and CFO best practices. After a daring escape from the financial district, I went on to reside on a remote Nicaraguan island where I took care of my very own flock of chickens, scrubbed laundry in a lake, and even had short stint as an apprentice iguana hunter (that didn’t last long.)

In the recent past, I’ve:

My recent work has been published in: The Huffington Post, Outpost Magazine and RoadsandKingdoms.com. I’m best known for a little blog post, Date a Boy Who Travels, which went viral in 2013, and inspired a whole lineage of articles: Date a Girl Who Travels, Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels, the ever-similar Date a Guy Who Travels and my personal favorite, Date a Potato. My proudest career moment was when one of my fiction stories was long listed for the CBC Canada Writes Short Story Prize.

A traveler of both the world and the imagination, I write because I believe great stories allow us to experience the intensely individual human experience and find that we are not alone.

You can reach me at lena@lenadesmond.com or through the form below.