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2023 Event:
Rowan Jetté Knox

(Formerly known as Amanda Jetté Knox)

Presented in partnership with Outloud St. Albert

One Sunny Afternoon

From the bestselling author of Love Lives Here comes a deeply
personal memoir about facing  lifelong trauma head on, and bravely healing the scars that endure. One Sunny Afternoon is a profoundly moving and candid account of how trauma can shape us, but not define us, and reveals how even in our darkest moments – and on our most hopeless days – light can find its way in.

About Rowan Jetté Knox

Rowan Jetté Knox (formerly known as Amanda Jetté Knox) is an award-winning journalist, writer, and human rights advocate with a special focus on LGBTQ2+ rights and mental health. Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family was a #1 bestseller, an Indigo Best Book of the Year, and made the 2020 Canada Reads Longlist. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBC, The Today Show, O Magazine, The Social, and The Marilyn Denis Show. Rowan Jetté Knox (formerly known as Amanda Jetté Knox) was named a 2019 Chatelaine Woman of the Year, a 2020 Top 25 Women of Influence, and named one of 2020’s Most Influential Parents by Today’s Parent. Rowan lives in Toronto.

One Sunny Afternoon (2023)

Love Lives Here was the story of his family’s journey of love and acceptance, when both Rowan’s child and partner came out as transgender. Their tale was embraced by readers everywhere. Yet in the spring of 2020, Rowan began to experience targeted attacks on social media; the intensity of the backlash drove him to contemplate suicide. But instead of taking his life, one sunny afternoon, he went to the hospital to seek help.

Outloud St. Albert is a community of people with big hearts, gigantic goals, and an unwavering passion for the well-being of 2SLGBTQIAP+ kids and young adults.