#FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media

May 23, 2015

#FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media, an event organized by Women Transforming Cities and to inspire, amplify and celebrate young women’s voices through media. Join us on May 23rd at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue for a FREE afternoon of inspiring speakers and performances. Mingle with like-minded young women and allies at the media fair, and find ways to get your #FierceVoice heard!

#FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media claims space for young women in media. It focuses on both analyzing representation in media and building capacity for young women to create their own voices and media platforms. The event aims to especially highlight marginalized voices, voices that are silenced in mainstream media.


Keynote Speakers: Romila Barryman, creator of Textbook & Anne Theriault, blogger at The Belle Jar, with an opening by Musqueam First Nation activist, Audrey Siegl.

Panelists include Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon, poet and spoken word artist, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, filmmaker, writer, and actor, Kim Villagante (K!mmortal), multi-dimensional artist: visual arts, singing, emceeing, poetry, and acting.

Performances by K!mmortal, Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon and Youth for a Change.


This is a lesbian, queer, and trans* inclusive event. We acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Coast Salish lands.

The event will launch the Women Transforming Cities Wise Practice 2015 Awards, which recognizes outstanding practices, policies and programs in designing cities for the advancement of young women (under 30).