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 … More

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 … More

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, … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … 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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

Leila Unveiled: A blend of pride, passion and Persian

Izad Etemadi is drama. A Toronto-based actor, singer and creator, Izad has toured Canada performing for sold-out shows yet remains … More