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Caity is currently studying for her Bachelor’s Degree at Concordia University, with a Specialization in Sociology and a minor in Human Rights. Hailing from a background in community-driven theatre, Caity has always had a passion for social justice, especially through education, youth programs and community building actions. With a realization that she is slowly becoming her mother, Caity has realized that feminism is ingrained in her life, and that her life is that much better for it. Though most of her work has been with theatre organizations and fundraising, she is excited at the prospect of hollaback! Montreal, and the amazing things it could potentially bring to the city/community here. Caity spends what free time she has reading, attempting to play guitar and getting really excited about nerdy television shows.
Kira hails from B.C. but has called Montreal home since 2007. She completed a BA in Philosophy and English Literature at Concordia University, and attended the Simone de Beauvoir Institute for a stint. Feminism has been a crucial part of Kira’s life since adolescence, but unfortunately, so has street harassment – hence, getting involved with Hollaback! Though she’s a recent grad, she spent her late teens and early twenties working, travelling and playing in bands, so she’s had plenty of time to develop a sense of why feminist activism is still so much-needed, both around the world and in our home-communities. In her spare time, she can almost always be found laughing with her friends, learning to play Megadeth riffs on the guitar, cuddling with her cat, or reading books then writing about ‘em for her blog.
There are three things Mélodie loves more than anything: languages, sleep, and food. Throughout her studies, she has acquired knowledge of French, English, Arabic, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and most recently, American Sign Language. When she’s not sleeping, she’s usually talking about food and/or eating. She has lived in Montreal all her life, but has also spent substantial amounts of time in Great Britain and in Egypt. She is currently working as a translator in the film industry. Mélodie is also passionate about gender rights on a local and international level.
Nadia recently graduated from McGill University with a bachelors in Political Science. While completing her bachelors degree, Nadia volunteered at a variety of local organizations that worked to promote human rights locally and internationally. She now works as an animator, facilitating interactive workshops in high schools all around the province of Quebec on the topics of bullying and discrimination. Nadia is dedicated to using education as a means to spread awareness about local and international injustices and to getting youth involved in challenging these inequalities. In the last five years, Nadia’s life has been drastically changed by feminism. It has helped her to realize that there is much social justice work that still needs to be done in Canada. This has helped her to redirect her energies towards trying to bring about meaningful social and political change here at home. Nadia is also very much a proud nerd who loves to discuss and debate about sexism, racism, homophobia and indigenous issues. She also shamelessly loves the British sci-fi tv-show, Doctor Who.
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