Aliza Bosa is a queer Filipino-Italian youth from Fort Langley, who is obsessed with rainbows. She spends way too much time in Vancouver doing cool and exciting things she is passionate about. She loves art, music and you’re see her lurking in spaces that encourage anti-oppression and love. When you do see her, make sure to give her a hug, unless you don’t want a hug, which is totally okay too.
Lily Shinde is awesome.
Sarah Leavitt’s first book, Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me, a graphic memoir, was published in Canada, the US, UK, and Germany to international critical acclaim (LA Times, Vanity Fair, Globe and Mail, The Guardian). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, but is largely self-taught as an artist and cartoonist. Thanks to the Canada Council, Sarah is about to start a six-month leave from her day job to work on her next book.
Adam Douba is completing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. His short fiction has been shortlisted for the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction and New Writers Awards, and his stage play, Mahjub, was featured in the 24th Annual Brave New Play Rites Festival. Douba grew up in the United Arab Emirates, but is now living in Vancouver, BC, with his husband, Kevin James. He is currently hard at work on a novel as well as a feature-length screenplay.
Anushka In-Repair is awesome.
Nai Louza originally hails from Amman, Jordan and came to Vancouver five years ago to pursue her degree in Psychology. She was introduced to the medium of Spoken Word earlier this year and has been eagerly exploring ever since. Nai was mentored by Kimmortal this summer during ArtQuake 2013’s Spoken Word Mentorship Program and later had a chance to perform with a wonderful group of local artists. She is currently a research assistant at UBC navigating the psychological complexities of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.