Christine Stark

Christine Stark is an award-winning writer, researcher, visual artist, and international speaker with Anishinaabe and Cherokee ancestry. Her cultural and spiritual roots infuse her creative, nonfiction, and academic writing, much of which focuses on Native women, trafficking, and sexual abuse. Christine’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Dignity Journal; The WIP; Florida Review; and The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prize-Winning Essays. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a Lambda Literary Finalist and she has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. 

Christine co-authored the groundbreaking research “Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota.” She also has co-edited studies including Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography. For 18 years, she has taught college writing and humanities classes. In 2012 Christine was named a Women’s Press Changemaker and became a Loft Series Mentor Finalist. The International Leadership Institute honored her with its 2019 International Social Justice Citizen Award. Learn more at

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