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    Artists

    (COVER PHOTO: "Mind" Courtesy Alexis Eke)

    Freelance illustrator Jenelle Lewis is a generation-next creative who burst out of the gates right after high school.

    Dr. Andrea Fatona is an independent curator and an associate professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University who is concerned with issues of equity within the sphere of the arts and the educational potential of artworks produced by Black Canadians to articulate broader perspectives of Canadian identities.

    Maya Annik Bedward grew up in a quiet, predominantly White neighbourhood where she struggled to have a sense of belonging.

    Transit, the word modern urban centres like Toronto use to describe our public transportation, is a short form cousin to the word, transition.

    “I haven’t abandoned who I am, and I try to put my beliefs into practice to advance the community,” says Robert Small, a writer, illustrator, entrepreneur, and the founder of LEGACY Enterprises.

    “I am a young man trying to find my way, navigate this world, and leave a legacy. I'm trying to leave my mark, which happens to be my first name, using art, which is the word that forms with the last three letters of my last name. I’m trying to make a mark with my art, and that’s who I am.”

    Enuka Okuma has joined the cast of Netflix and CBC’s smash hit Workin’ Moms. She will play Sloane Mitchell. Okuma is a Nigerian-Canadian actress, writer, and producer. She was born and raised in Ladner, a suburb in Vancouver, and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Simon Fraser University.

    Founder of Girl Power’d Brittnee Habbib was born and raised in Canada after her parents immigrated from Jamaica.

    Amira Alamary is the owner/founder of Areej Artists Centre in Toronto.

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