I currently live in the area known as Tkaronto, but that is home to people of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Anishinabek Nation, Huron-Wendat Nation and Mississaugas of the Credit First nation . The area is governed according to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which symbolises the idea that all people eat from the same dish using the same spoon - sharing responsibility for the land and those on it. This approach is something I try to bring to all I do, and I am committed to learning the history of where I currently live and the Indigenous people who have lived, and continue to live, there. As a white, British born and raised person, I am greatly aware of the colonial actions of my ancestors and the destruction that they brought upon people and land across the world. I strive to use the privilege granted to me by my Whiteness and ancestral roots to amplify the voices of Racialised, Indigenous and Disabled folx, and to stand alongside them when called upon. I understand that I have a lot to learn and unlearn as I do this, and I am deeply thankful to all of those who help me in this journey.
As a queer, trans, non-binary person, I owe my ability to exist (relatively) freely in the world to black and lantinx trans women, and I hope particularly to amplify 2SLGBTQIA+ voices in my work within climate justice. While I constantly have to fight for my right to exist and be recognised in my sexuality and gender identity, I understand that my whiteness makes this fight far easier for me than many others.
The driving inspiration behind my work is a deep love for meeting and interacting with people, and a passion for the natural world. I strongly believe that life should and can be better for everyone, and that climate justice is the way to achieve this. I hope to be an ally through bringing attention to climate issues, loudly advocating for change and amplifying the voices of those most affected.