NATHANIEL BASEN (Writer, “That’s Outrageous,” page 135)
Home base: Toronto. Previously published in The Walrus and on TVO.org. People see their lives as narrative, a story they’re writing. We find it thrilling when strange events like these exist as potential plot points. Capturing the mood of these stories in small bites is the gummi candy of writing: instant gratification. Tracking down the sources is a tall shot of wheat grass. SADIYA ANSARI (Writer, “Finding Your Voice,” page 106)
Home base: Toronto. Previously published in Chatelaine and the Toronto Star. Advocacy is about acting on a feeling that someone— possibly even you—is not getting what they deserve. Standing up for yourself or for others doesn’t necessarily have to lead to conflict. It simply means being really clear and vocal about the things that you want. JENN LIV
(Illustrator, “Finding Your Voice,” page 106)
Toronto. Previously published in The New York Times and Plansponsor Magazine.
I speak up for myself, but I also try to be diplomatic. It is very important to consider the tone you use while communicating. Selfadvocacy is crucial, but it’s equally important to keep an open mind while listening to the perspectives of others. THOMAS FRICKE (Photographer, “I Want to Forgive,” page 120)
Winnipeg. Previously published in Canadian Geographic and Forbes. In this portrait, I wanted to capture a blend of memory, home and peace. Portrait photography is the act of telling a story through facial expressions. It has always fascinated me how small changes in someone’s expression can completely alter our read of their emotional state.