Sasha Boersma

Quirky.
Caring.
Smart.

As Co-founder of Sticky Brain Studios, Sasha Boersma not only manages projects and oversees business operations, she champions the values that make it such a special feature in the Canadian gaming and media landscape. She is passionate about storytelling, equity, and whimsy and she has successfully carved space for a studio where she can combine all three.

 

Katie Chappell

Sleepy.
Creative.
Planty (I bought a lot of house plants this year).

Illustrator Katie Chappell is a virtual scribe and live event illustrator best known for her fresh wobbly illustration and giant live window paintings. She has created live illustrations for global clients including Apple, Facebook, Google and more. She lives on the windy North East coast of England.

Judy Rebick

Fierce.
Feminist.
Coach.

Judy Rebick is one of Canada’s best-known feminists.  While retired, she continues to work for change as a speaker and a coach.   She is the writer of 6 books, including Ten Thousand Roses, the Making of a Feminist Revolution and her latest a memoir, Heroes in My Head.   Judy was the first CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson.   She hosted two national TV shows on CBC in the 1990’s and is also the founding publisher of rabble.ca, Canada’s most active independent online news and discussion site.  She is the former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and was a spokesperson for the pro-choice campaign that won legal abortion in Canada in the 1980’s.

 

Sofia Bell (She/They)

Crazy.
Sexy.
Cool.

Sofia Bell is a writer, illustrator, comics & book artist living in Oakland, California. They received an MFA in creative writing and book art from Mills College in 2018. Their art engages with the beauty and comedy in grief. Their work can be found at sofiamenabell.com

Justine Abigail Yu

Creative.
Hyphenated.
Storyteller.

Justine Abigail Yu is a writer and communications strategist whose expertise lies in growing organizations from the ground up through strategic digital marketing, compelling storytelling, and genuine community engagement with a lens of anti-oppression.

Tessa Vikander

Intrepid.
Journalist
Big Thinker

Tessa Vikander is a Vancouver-based journalist, writer and educator.. @TessaVikander on Twitter.