ANNA-KAISA WALKER (Writer, “How to Avoid Identity Theft,” page 44)
Home base: Toronto. Previously published in The Globe and Mail and House & Home. I was shocked to learn how widespread identity fraud is, and how much work is required to clear your name after you’ve been victimized. I’ll be guarding my social insurance number now that I know how easily thieves can use it to steal money in my name.
MARIE BERGERON (Illustrator, “On Fragile Ground,” page 64)
Home base: Montreal. Previously published in GQ France and Orange Coast. Reading this story, I was struck by how, even though humans have become dependent on technology, we can still make it through lifethreatening events in nature. I’m not sure I would have fared as well as Natalia Martinez in the same situation, but maybe my survival instincts would have kicked in.
C.J. BURTON (Photographer-Illustrator, “How to Avoid Identity Theft,” page 44)
Home base: Los Angeles. Previously published in Newsweek and ESPN The Magazine. I always want there to be a twist to my work.
A great photograph is never enough; there should be a surprising, unexpected element to the work. With this particular set of images, I tried to snag the viewer’s attention—without scaring them too much!
SARAH HAGI (Writer, “Legal Action,” page 16)
Home base: Toronto. Previously published in GQ and The Guardian. I hope readers understand the unique challenges that marginalized and racialized people face in different industries, and how much efforts like Denise Dwyer’s are needed. Strong mentorship can allow first- and second-generation Canadians to connect with those who have already broken through and found career success.