Yasmin Majdnia is a third year student at the University of British Columbia pursuing a degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice with a minor in English Literature. Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Yasmin immigrated in 2006 and currently lives, studies and learns on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. Yasmin’s interests and passions include painting, art, food. Part of her focus in GRSJ is to consider the impacts that food and culture can have on different communities.
Alexandra Emery is a third-year undergraduate student and Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice (GRSJ) major at the University of British Columbia. She is a white settler working, learning, and living on the ancestral, traditional, unceded, and occupied Indigenous territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly those belongingto the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. As an anti-racist and queer feminist, Alexandra is passionate about creating art and other forms of cultural commentary that challenge the hegemony of whiteness and cis-heteronormativity through the meaningful recognition of marginalized identities.
Julia Roome is a third year student at the University of British Columbia. Originally from the U.S.A., she is a white cisgendered settler here in Canada, and acknowledges that she is studying, living, and learning here on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territory of the hən ̓q ̓əmin ̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people. Julia is currently working on a double major in Cultural Anthropology and Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice Studies at the University of British Columbia, and hopes to one day work either in social work or human rights law. As a queer feminist scholar and avid Netflix-binger, she finds it not only interesting, but necessary to acknowledge, discuss, and engage critically with media which gives a platform to those who may not otherwise be represented.
Michael Wilkinson is pursuing a degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at UBC, with a background in theatre and music. He lives, studies, and works on the unceded land of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, where he strives to bridge his passion for performing arts with accessible and intersectional feminist social justice work. Michael is also an avid Netflix watcher, with some of his favourite TV shows including Chewing Gum, Lost, Grace & Frankie, Black Mirror, and of course, Orange is the New Black.