Advocacy

Volunteer Work



Graphic Design Tutorials for Youth

Ongoing free graphic design sessions for youth interested in learning about design principles and/or Adobe Illustrator / Indesign.


Crowd Mapping Rural Tanzania

Completed: Sept 2021

Tanzania has a very high incidence of Female Genital Mutilation, extreme poverty, early marriage and Gender Based Violence. NGOs on the ground need better maps to facilitate their outreach work and protect girls at risk of FGM.

The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Building on HOT’s disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.

Community Liaison


Board member of Centre for Gender Advocacy, 2021-22;

Member of the Ottawa Dyke March Organizational Team, 2021-22;

Host for ‘Indigenous Human Trafficking’, Minwaashin Lodge; Ottawa, ON: March 2020

2-Spirit Peoples and MMIWG+, Minwaashin Lodge; Ott, ON: Feb 2020

2-Spirit Delegate Sponsorship, 2nd Wind Forum, 2SiM Foundation; TO, ON: Jan 2020

Workshop Facilitator Ottawa Comic-Con; Ott, ON: May 2019

2Spirit Consultant @ the Game Developers Conference 2019;

Member of the Kind Space Board of Directors, 2016-17;

Member of the Ottawa Dyke March Organizational Team, 2016-17;

ACTIVISM



Speaker – ‘Indigenous Human Trafficking’, Minwaashin Lodge; Ottawa, ON: May 2020

Speaker – Trans Day of Remembrance @
Human Rights Memorial, Ottawa; Nov 2018

Speaker – Demonstration @
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Feb 2017

Organizer – Rally for Bill C-16 on Trans Rights @ Parliament Hill, Ottawa; April 2016

Employment

Current: National 2Spirit Youth Co-coordinator – ‘2 Spirits in Motion Society’

The National 2Spirit Youth Co-coordinators work on the ‘Youth Digital Storytelling Project’ in collaboration with the 2SiMS Youth Council to develop a strong 2Spirit youth governance system, website, and a podcast.