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…

Saman Tabasinejad is running for Toronto City Council. This is her story:

Saman Tabasinejad immigrated to Canada from Iran in 1997. She moved with her mother, father and older brother. Since arriving…

The Meraki Sole: One Toronto woman’s mission to commemorate a traditional South Asian shoe

Eman Bachani is the Founder of Meraki Design House, a globally inspired fashion and lifestyle e-commerce brand that launched on…

Becoming the Didihood: A collective of South Asian sisters influencing Canada’s media landscape

Arti Patel, Online Lifestyle Reporter at Global News, Nikkjit Gill, Managing Editor at Post City and Roohi Sahajpal, Case Manager…

Tatiana Ferguson on transforming policies and programs for the LGBTQ2S+ community across Canada

Tatiana Ferguson is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and believes strongly in volunteering to support numerous organizations across…

Head + Heart brings health, wellness, spirit and social justice to the Pacific Northwest

Monica Krake is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur and public relations professional whose passion for the spiritual, wellness and event industries has…

Margeaux Feldman: A teacher, writer, community-builder and safe-space producer

Margeaux Feldman is an educator, a PhD candidate, a writer, a queer woman, an event producer and a person who…

Burnt Toast Collective unites Toronto and strengthens the city’s artistic community

Christina Angelopoulos and Katie Wasserman are Co-Founders of Burnt Toast Collective, an organization that launched in October 2016 with the…