Hello, Bonjour, my name is Lucia Fernandez, and my pronouns are she/they. I live in what is currently known as Newmarket, Ontario Canada, the traditional and unceded territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples. The treaties of this land includes the Williams Treaties of 1923, which have greatly disadvantaged the original peoples of this land in many ways, including but not limited to: unfair compensation for the land, disruption of harvesting rights, inadequate reserve lands, and ongoing denials of justice. I am a cisgender, bisexual woman of Latin ancestry. I immigrated to Ontario, Canada when I was four years old and have lived here ever since. My experience as a first-generation, Latina immigrant greatly impacts my perspectives and understanding of the world. I acknowledge those in my community who made it possible for me to live where I am today. However, I only intend to speak on behalf of myself; I recognize my privileges and aim to utilize them to amplify the perspectives of underrepresented communities, from whom I am continuously learning.