Jessie Lawrence, Newfoundland
They are from the West Coast of Newfoundland. Their work is related to activism and advocacy for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. They founded Camp Ohana, a summer camp for 2SLGBTQ+ youth, of which our third annual camp finished just yesterday. They work to eliminate and minimize inequity for rural communities and marginalized communities. Their initiatives focus on furthering, creating, and improving resources for rural and outport towns. They work to open dialogue around how tradition affects the growth of our province, and critically examine how classism, colonialism, and identity impact youth and their families from day to day, and on a larger, systematic level.