From Where I Stand
— Erin Paterson

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Toronto author Erin Paterson tested gene positive for Huntington’s disease in 2006. Despite the diagnosis she was determined to have a family and live a joyful life. Her work was published in the anthology, “Not Cancelled: Canadian Caremongering in the Face of Covid 19.” She has also been published on,,, and Recently, she wrote a memoir about her experiences with Huntington’s disease, infertility, and creating a purposeful life. You can find her online at or on Instagram: @erinpaterson_allgoodthings