Our Team

Matthew DiMera

Founder and Publisher

Matthew DiMera (they/he) is an award-winning editor and journalist currently living in Toronto, and is the founder of The Resolve.

Most recently they were the managing editor at Xtra where they drove new and innovative digital-only editorial and engagement strategies, and the acting editor-in-chief at rabble.ca where they led strategy for an editorial refocusing and relaunch.

Jeanie Mai Tran

Senior editor

Jeanie Tran is a journalist creating her own damn opportunities, and is also the founder of How Goes The Nation, an opinion newsletter about race and racism in Canada. She has a lot of love in her heart despite being mad about a lot of things.

Melinda Kachina Bige

Contributing editor

Melinda Kachina Bige (she/her) is a Nehiyaw, Dene ts’ekwi from Denesuline lands of Lutsel K’e, and is interim chair of the pending Indigenous Studies program at Kwantlen University. She is a community advocate and academic specializing in decolonization, Indigenous governance, race, racism and anti-racism, resurgence and cultural-continuity.

JP Larocque

Contributing editor

JP Larocque (they/them) is a TV writer, producer, and journalist, with bylines in The Toronto Star, Maclean’s, The Walrus, The Huffington Post, Flare, This Magazine, Xtra, and The Beaverton. JP was also a regular panelist on the MTV/Logo series 1 Girl, 5 Gays. A proud member of both the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities, JP is committed to diverse representation in all their work.

Lidia Abraha

Contributing writer

Lidia Abraha (she/her) is a digital storyteller dedicated to empowering Black, Indigenous and racialized communities. She has a journalism degree from X University and writes about social justice, arts and culture. You can find her work in rabble, NOW Magazine, VICE, and The Canadian Press.

Meg Jianing Zhang

Contributing writer

Meg Jianing Zhang (she/her) is a second-year PhD student at Columbia University. Beyond her doctoral program, she writes personal essays on her experiences of navigating academic spaces as a woman of colour, and co-hosts a drunk-comedy podcast, Livin’ La Viva Voce.

Ray Mwareya

Contributing writer

Ray Mwareya is an immigrant of colour living in Ottawa, and a journalist. His work appears in Open Canada, Friends.ca, Newsweek, Al Jazeera, Reuters, and China Dialogue. His main interest is examining the myth of Canada’s so-called liberal immigration and how it plays out from the perspective of immigrants of colour.

Ayesha Ghaffar

Contributing writer

Ayesha Ghaffar is an immigrant local news reporter in Vancouver. She focuses on stories about BIPOC communities, whether that includes social justice, climate change or immigration; she does not limit herself.

Denée Rudder

Contributing writer

Denée Rudder is a recent journalism grad from Toronto Metropolitan University, and is working towards a master’s in professional communication. She has a background in public relations, social media management, content creation, digital marketing and multimedia storytelling. Her current areas of interest are social justice, the environment and wellness.

Nicole Emanuel

Contributing writer

Nicole Emanuel is a writer, advocate, facilitator and consultant who is obsessed with supporting educational reform and all things anti-oppressive. Always seeking community, Nicole also uses her experiences as parent to two of the universe’s best humans, to curate the online community Parenting While Black, a blog that features resources for Black parents, gives voice to our shared lived experiences and celebrates our journey by making sure our particular parenting magic is seen.

Ado Nkemka

Contributing writer

Ado Nkemka a freelance journalist and musician based in Calgary, Alberta. Her bylines include CBC, Afros In Tha City, artsUNITE, Toast and Avenue Magazine. Her work centres arts and culture, identity development, neurodiversity, and the subversion of cultural expectations and social norms.

Odette Auger

Contributing writer

Odette Auger, Sagamok Anishnawbek through my mother, living on the traditional territories of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), Homalco, and Tla’amin First Nations — also known as Cortes Island. Freelance journalist and communications.

Sophia Murphy

Contributing writer

Sophia Murphy is a freelance writer and content specialist based in Toronto. While her work primarily covers topics in the lifestyle and culture space, she also loves to write about women’s issues and the Black experience. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music, or chauffeuring around her kids.

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