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  • Fitsum Areguy

    Fitsum Areguy

    Fitsum Areguy is a writer and scholar-activist looking critically at identity, state violence, and public health issues. His graduate work focuses on how Black and Indigenous youth on the Haldimand Tract use storytelling, place-making, and relational practices to resist conquest.

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  • Alex Birrell

    Alex Birrell

    Alex Birrell is a writer, settler, and socialist from southern Saskatchewan.

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  • John Cameron

    John Cameron

    John Cameron is a settler writer and musician born, raised, and living in Treaty 4 territory. He's the publisher of Briarpatch Magazine.

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  • Rachel Cluderay

    Rachel Cluderay

    Rachel Cluderay was born and raised in Sǫ̀mba K’è/Yellowknife, Denendeh, where she still lives today. She is a nêhiyaw-English paddler and bush nerd. She is passionate about supporting Indigenous peoples to strengthen their connection to the land, as she believes it is foundational for the resurgence of Indigenous cultures, languages, and ways of being.

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  • Alex Cosh

    Alex Cosh

    Alex Cosh is the managing editor of The Maple and a former staff writer for PressProgress.

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  • Saima Desai

    Saima Desai

    Saima Desai was the editor of Briarpatch Magazine from 2018 to 2022. She's currently on a one-year leave from Briarpatch. She’s a settler living on Dish With One Spoon territory, and her family is originally from Gujarat, India.

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  • Matthew DiMera

    Matthew DiMera

    Matthew DiMera (they/he) is the founder and publisher of The Resolve, a new independent media outlet in Canada centring, elevating and celebrating Indigenous, Black, and people of colour voices and stories. They are a long-time advocate for the importance and power of social justice and community journalism.

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  • Hannah Dwyer

    Hannah Dwyer

    Hannah Dwyer lives on Sinixt, Syilx, and Ktunaxa land and labours toward reproductive sovereignty in her work as a farmer/food system advocate and as a doula and sexual/reproductive health educator. Her practice on both fronts is deeply informed by her Judaism and her endometriosis. She wants nothing more than for all people and communities – human and otherwise – to be able to live and make life on their own terms in perpetuity. 

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  • Yodit Edemariam

    Yodit Edemariam

    Yodit Edemariam is a lawyer and the director of legal services at the Rexdale Community Legal Clinic (RCLC) in Toronto. RCLC provides free services to North Etobicoke community members in the areas of housing and eviction prevention, income maintenance, employment, and immigration.

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  • Patricia W. Elliott

    Patricia W. Elliott

    Patricia W. Elliott is a distinguished professor of investigative and community journalism at First Nations University of Canada, with a research background in alternative media in Canada, Thailand, and Myanmar. 

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  • griffin epstein

    griffin epstein

    griffin epstein (they/them) is a Mad/psychiatrized white settler educator, community-engaged researcher, and poet in Toronto (Dish with One Spoon/Two Row/Treaty 13 territory). Find them at: griffin.epstein.com.

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  • Mary Fairhurst Breen

    Mary Fairhurst Breen

    Mary Fairhurst Breen is the late-blooming Toronto author of Any Kind of Luck at All and has written about grief, greed, getting older and other personal/political topics for several Canadian publications. Her upcoming book for young readers is Pride and Persistence: Stories of Queer Activism. Find her at maryfairhurstbreen.ca.

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  • Chanelle Gallant

    Chanelle Gallant

    Chanelle Gallant has over 20 years’ experience as a social justice activist, organizer, writer, and strategist on issues of sexuality, policing, and racial justice, nationally and internationally.

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  • Tracy Glynn

    Tracy Glynn

    Tracy Glynn is a founder and the coordinating editor of the NB Media Co-op. 

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  • Mike Gouldhawke

    Mike Gouldhawke

    Mike Gouldhawke is an âpihtawikosisân (Métis-Cree) writer whose family is from kistapinânihk (Prince Albert) and nêwo-nâkîwin (Mont Nebo) in Treaty 6 territory in Saskatchewan. He is based out of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories (Vancouver, British Columbia) and has been part of Indigenous and other social movements in the city.

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  • David Gray-Donald

    David Gray-Donald

    David Gray-Donald is a settler media worker in tkaronto (Toronto). He was the publisher of Briarpatch from 2017-2019, is the current publisher of The Grind magazine in Toronto, and is a co-author of the new book The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-called Canada. He worked as a climate campaigner at Environmental Defence from 2022 to March 2023. 

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  • Yasmine Simone Gray

    Yasmine Simone Gray

    Yasmine Simone Gray is a disabled writer, artist, educator, and master’s student based in Toronto, Ontario. Find her on Twitter at @_yasminesimone. 

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  • Jordan House

    Jordan House

    Jordan House is an assistant professor in the department of labour studies at Brock University. His research focuses on prison labour and prisoner-worker organizing, new forms of worker organization, and labour movement renewal. 

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  • Kate Jacobson

    Kate Jacobson

    Kate Jacobson is a union organiser and the host of the Alberta Advantage podcast. 

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  • Sophie Jin

    Sophie Jin

    Sophie Jin is the interim editor of Briarpatch Magazine.

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