I Hate It But I Love It: The hilarious Toronto-produced pop culture podcast for all to subscribe

During the 2018 winter holidays, I finished season five of Someone Knows Something, a brilliant Canadian-made true-crime, murder mystery podcast…

Queen Books embraces and propels inclusive storytelling, while building Toronto’s Leslieville community through writing, reading and events

In the spring of 2017, Queen Books opened its doors in Toronto’s Leslieville community. Since day one, co-owners and first…

Justine Abigail Yu: On Living Hyphen magazine and on living in the in between

The first issue of Living Hyphen, Entrances and Exists, launched on October 12, 2018. The print magazine is an intimate…

Ebbs and Flows: Podcast host Amanda Laird on professional development, #periodtalk and smashing the patriarchy

In September 2017, Amanda Laird launched Heavy Flow, a podcast about menstruation and reproductive health. A writer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist…

Drunk Feminist Films throws necessary shade at oppression and breaks down patriarchal popular culture through comedy, community and collaboration

Drunk Feminist Films (DFF) produces events and multimedia that use (optional) cocktail-fuelled feminist commentary to dissect mainstream movies. They aim…

SHAKTIBARRE: How combining energy, ballet movements, yoga breathing and positive messaging do more than tone muscle

Located in New York City, SHAKTIBARRE is a fusion yoga-barre studio and community space that provides unique exercise and movement…

Perky Athletics teams freelance fitness instructors with local participants for workouts in unconventional community spaces

Rebecca Perkins is the owner of Perky Athletics, an app and website where fitness freelance instructors post their available Toronto…

This is Marisa Tran: The co-owner of Toronto’s Hollandaise Diner talks queer identity, career shifts, community giving and exploring the world

Marisa Tran and Josh de Grosbois opened Hollandaise Diner in Toronto’s east-end on December 9, 2015. They serve bottomless coffee,…

Body 365: Committing to diverse body-love, while challenging the mainstream media to do the same

In April 2017, Mikael M. Melo founded Body 365, an Instagram and Facebook campaign that highlights diverse body types and…

Human Sightings: A personal desire to create space-themed comics turned into an international art brand, impacting global audiences

Evelyn Basch of Bristol, UK started Human Sightings in 2017. It’s an independent art platform that stems from Evelyn’s experiences with…

Illustrator and writer Hana Shafi talks being weird and influential on the Internet

Hana Shafi, also known as Frizz Kid, lives in Toronto and works as an illustrator and writer. From a rude…

Naz Rahbar is an Iranian-Canadian artist, educator and business-owner exploring queer-immigrant identity, orientation and intersectionality

Naz Rahbar is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, educator and entrepreneur. Naz says her passion and drive to create is more…