Steering Committee

In alphabetical order:

Amy Eileen Hamm is the co-founder of the women's lecture series #GIDYVR and a regular contributor to The Post Millennial. She is a registered nurse educator and mom with two boys. Together with Esme Vee, she writes, produces and co-hosts the podcast Gender Critical Story Hour.

Cincy Kem* is an award-winning playwright, a former teacher and a communications specialist. She is a grandmother and the great granddaughter of a European suffragette.


Esme Vee* is a media worker, filmmaker and mother. 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. Together with Amy Hamm, she writes, produces and co-hosts the podcast Gender Critical Story Hour.



Faye Van Derplank* is a psychology student in her mid-twenties. Mom to the best dog ever! Adventure lover. General knowledge nerd. Soccer superfan.


Heather Mason, is a former incarcerated woman at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Ontario. After overcoming drug addiction, she now advocates for women in the justice system. She focuses on the failure of the prison system to treat addictions and other mental health issues as well as the issue of men self-identifying into women's prisons.

Karrie* is a baker and former teacher with a background in North American history and law. She has lived in three countries and a variety of places in Canada. She is the mother to a young child, cat, and dog.

Linda Blade is a track and field medallist and a sport performance coach with over 25 years' experience. She holds a PhD in Kinesiology and has conducted research and university-level seminars around the globe. Her book entitled Unsporting: How Trans Activism and Science Denial Are Destroying Sport was released in early 2021 and quickly became an Amazon best-seller.

Tania A* is a visual artist, writer, teacher, activist and parent.


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.)



Fundamental 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

We're a women-led, volunteer organization, and receive no public funding or corporate sponsorship.