Abby Ho is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto. Her artistic practice uses sculptural drawings, paper cuts, and painting to create alternative scapes or visualize intangible desires. She is one-half of the creative duo jabs. Website
Darian Razdar is a writer, photographer, and textile artist with roots in the Great Lakes and Caspian sea basins. Practicing in both independent and community contexts, his work emphasizes poetics, landscape, abstraction, and collaboration. Darian designed and edited the anthology, COUNTER-MAP: A Poetics of Place (Reflex Urbanism: 2022). His work can be found online or at darianwrites.substack.com.
Emily Lu is a poet and resident physician, born in Nanjing. She is the author of Night Leaves Nothing New (Baseline Press 2019), shortlisted for the bpNichol chapbook award, as well as works appearing in Waxwing, X-R-A-Y, Honey Literary, Arc Poetry, filling Station, etc. Her writing can be found on wordpress.
Justine Wong is a food, book, and lifestyle illustrator based in Toronto. She is the creator behind the project '21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine', consisting of paintings of 100 meals discovered while she traveled Japan. Most recently, Justine illustrated her first children’s book ‘Piece by Piece’ for Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. Justine is currently a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. See more of her work at patternsandportraits.com.
Mirae Lee is a cultural producer, translator, and illustrator from Tkaronto. She is also the co-founder of choa magazine, an online publication bringing together voices of Korean women in the diaspora. Her creative practice is grounded in her relationship with the land she resides, with music always playing in the background. Find her at leemirae.com
Natalie Wee is a queer community-builder and the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines. She was named the first runner-up for the 2020 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize, the winner of the 2019 Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest for poetry, and a finalist for the Best of the Net. Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents, she is currently a settler in Tkaronto. Find her at nataliewrites.com.
Ryookyung Kim (they/them) is a Tkaronto-based, interdisciplinary artist with a focus in visual storytelling through zines, tattoos, and ceramics. Through a queer, diasporic lens, their ever-evolving work tends to grief, spirituality, and radical love. Rooting into freedom through stillness and play, they invite flow into their creative practice that honours their human experience of feeling and dreaming—alongside tension and discomfort that comes hand-in-hand with expansion and growth. Find them at ryookyung.com.
Wenting Li is an illustrator, painter and comics-maker born in Sichuan, China & working out of Tkaronto. Wenting is interested in colour and shape, nonlinear storytelling, the subtleties of complementing diversity in story with representation and image, and tracing curves. Find Wenting at wentingli.com.