In alphabetical order:
Dr. Alicia Hendley has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and worked for years as a clinician, with a focus on distorted body image and eating disorders. She is also a mom of four and an author.
Amy Eileen Hamm is the co-founder of #GIDYVR. She is a registered nurse educator, occasional writer and mom with two boys.
April Halley is a freelance writer studying English Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Esmeralda Vee* is a media worker, filmmaker and mother of one. She's spent 30 years working in a variety of creative and leadership roles from web designer to documentarian to executive director of a non-profit arts organization.
Faye Magahy* is a psychology student in her mid-twenties. Mom to the best dog ever! Adventure lover. General knowledge nerd. Soccer superfan.
Heather Mason, 31, is the mother of two children. She worked as a personal support worker for five years before becoming an advocate for women in prison.
Karen Finlay* writes for womenarehuman.com and is a mother.
Lisa MacRichards* works at a Canadian hospital and holds a Master of Science degree.
Sherri Ingrey, LL.B, partial LL.M., is a retired lawyer (prosecution, defence, divorce), government worker, union lawyer, certified Life Skills Coach, and single mother. She holds a B.A. in Psychology/Biology and a Dip. Ed. in adult education.
Trish Oliver, B.A., MES, B.Ed., is a researcher, writer, educator, sculptor and lesbian. She is a founding member of the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF).
(* = pseudonym. As a result of the contentious nature of this issue, some women are unable to speak freely on gender self-identification. Women are being harassed, threatened and even losing their livelihoods for questioning gender ideology, legislation and policy. We envision a Canada where everyone can fully enjoy their fundamental freedoms as guaranteed in the Charter.)
CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
• (a) freedom of conscience and religion;
• (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
• (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
• (d) freedom of association.
Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied.
Millicent Fawcett, Suffragist