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

Contributing 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.

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