Nessa Bedward Sherwood
Nessa Bedward Sherwood is of Jamaican decent, having moved to Canada with her family as a teenager in the early 1950s. She is a life long learner, former nurse. She later completed higher education programs in Human Sexuality Teaching and Counseling, Gerontology, Drug Administration and Palliative Care. Following her nursing career Nessa, volunteered extensively at Elizabeth Fry Society, Planned Parenthood and Diabetes Society. In 2009 she was nominated as Volunteer of the year for the YM/YWCA Women of Distinction Award forcommunity services. Nessa has been writing poetry and short stories for a number of years. This exceptional lady has been published in Possibilities Literary Arts Magazine. The poem, “A Day with My Father”, was read on CBC radio and television. “Bondage”, was read at World AIDS Day. Nessa has raised four children and now enjoys her grandchildren and great-grand daughter. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.