Soundous is a first generation immigrant and settler currently residing on the unceded territory of the Musqueam peoples.
Her passion for social justice work was sparked by the allies that supported her through her education and early career journeys. Her work in global health, youth activism and Indigenous education outreach drive her passion for elevating the voices of marginalized communities.
Kale is a settler born on Siksikaitsitapii territory and now lives on stolen Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh territory. She is white, queer, cis-gendered and disabled, and is devoted to ant-oppression work and building community.
She is an activist and educator who has spoken in front of hundreds of people over the past decade. She has presented at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), WorkBC, the Women’s Enterprise Centre, and most notably, Harvard.
Her diversity facilitation work began with the University of British Columbia Equity & Inclusion Office in 2014, presenting Positive Space Campaign workshops. She is the founding director of the non-profit the Vancouver Sex Positive Society and its annual conference, Converge Con, which ran from 2016 to 2020.
She started vlogging in 2016, and her first YouTube channel has four thousand subscribers and over 250K views. She recently started a new YouTube channel for Humanize Consulting, where she can talk about her own journey with disability, and topics like ableism, allyship and equity.
These days, she focuses on taking her experience in facilitation and knowledge of gender, sexuality, disability justice, and anti-oppression work to the broader community. Her absolute favourite thing is reading – feel free to check out her reading list. She loves talking about books!
Karen is a second-generation immigrant-settler and a lover of 2000s music living on unceded Musqueam, Tsawwassen and Kwantlen territory.
She recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia and is now spending her days in search of a new direction while also trying to ignite change along the way.
Luisa Martinez R.
Luisa is a Colombian UX designer with a background in advertising art direction. She is passionate about accessible and inclusive design.
She recently finished her Master’s degree at the Center for Digital Media. And as a firm believer in the power of education, wants to collaborate with businesses that give back to communities to help them reach, inform and empower their users.
Gary The Wonder Chiweenie
Gary is Kale’s emotional support animal and her beloved friend. Our website would simply not be complete without him.