Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

J Wallace Skelton

j wallace skelton is a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning at OISE and a member of both the Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies and the Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.

j’s book Transphobia, Deal with it and be a Gender Transcender ( has been nominated for the 2017 Red Maple Award by the Ontario Library Association. j delights in being the kind of writer who writes picture books (Newspaper Pirates and the forthcoming The Last Place You Look), academic work for Trans Studies Quarterly and is currently working on a trans romance novel for young adults.

j’s academic work concerns how schools can become safer, more accessible and even celebratory for children and youth of all gender identities and gender expressions. j is interested in elevating the voices of gender independent children and youth in these conversations and thinking about how concepts of universal design can change how we navigate gendered expectations and spaces in schools.

j offers trainings on sexual orientation and gender identity through Juxtapose Consulting,

j would rather not have gendered pronouns applied to j, and is committed to supporting all people naming what pronouns work best for them, and in getting people’s pronouns right.