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Pia Diamandis

Pia is a versatile writer, freelance art curator, and horror screenplay author. With a background in art history, she currently assists renowned horror/action director Timo Tjahjanto.

Hannah Chew

Special Features Editor at Arts Help. Current sophomore at Harvard University.

Katherine Hudak

Formerly the Managing Editor at Arts Help, Katherine is fascinated by how artists can contribute to social & environmental causes, and believes in supporting undiscovered creatives.

María Fernanda Torres

María was the former Managing Editor at Arts Help.She has a degree in Engineering and a Masters in Economics.She is an avid reader and passionate about making quality education available for everyone.

Karla Cloete

A South-African writer with an honours degree in Creative Writing and Psychology. She writes to advocate for gender equality and mental health awareness. She loves theatre, literature and debate.

Didhiti Kandel

Didhiti is a Managing Editor at Arts Help. She passionately believes in how empowering art can be as a vehicle to make a change. You can usually find her in the abyss of whatever book she is reading.

Mallory Gemmel

Mallory is an interdisciplinary writer & editor. She has a BFA in Photography & Curatorial Studies from Emily Carr University & a Master of Arts in Comparative Media from Simon Fraser University.

Chandni Bhatt

Toronto-based artist with a passion for writing and sustainable art.

Ontlotlile Seemela

Ontlotlile is a Masters graduate from the University of South Africa. She is a short story writer, a founder of the @Literature_nook book club and is passionate about exploring the local art scene.

Havana Xeros

Havana is a Psychology and Art History student at McGill University. Havana is a passionate photographer, writer and nature lover.

Laurel Mcleod

Toronto-based Artist and Designer with a Master’s in Fine Art from OCAD University.

Laura Thipphawong

Toronto-based artist and research writer with a Master's in Art History and Critical Theory. Teacher and business developer. Outdoor explorer and environmentalist.

Joana Alarcão

Joana Alarcão is a Portuguese eco artist and writer that works within the concepts of human behaviour and social and environmental justice. She is also the founder of Insights of an Eco Artist.

Deanna Parenti

Writer, ceramicist, and happy hammocker

Phoebe Bulotano

Phoebe is a Cebu-based student with a passion for queer theory, sustainable living, and gender equality. Right now, she is exploring textile art.

Sina Schaefer

Sina is a Journalism student at Oxford Brookes University. She is passionate about art, politics and has been a competitive rower for 13 years. She works for the German broadcast service (ZDF).

Rachel Ezrin

A writer, editor, and teacher with a Master’s in Creative Writing. Sustainability advocate with an interest in photography. Valiant defender of the oxford comma.

Latoya Abulu

Formerly the Managing Editor at Arts Help, Latoya is a special features editor and journalist with a passion for sustainability, politics and books. Currently at Mongabay

Alejandra Jiménez

As an architect, I have been involved in research, creation and pedagogy around cultural heritage; embracing ancestral knowledge, ecology and the memory of a common territory.

Avleen Grewal

Avleen Grewal is a PhD student at University of Ottawa. She completed her MA from McMaster University, and BA Hons. from the University of Toronto.

Keisha Jacobs

Keisha Jacobs is a writer with a BA (Honours) degree in Visual Studies. She is passionate about art, feminist theory, environmental politics, and intersectional social justice issues.

Rasha Hamade

Lebanese Queer writer/painter, devoted to intersectional human rights. Former UN intern, now a communications officer at Quebec Environmental Law Center.

Benjamin Krudwig

Los Angeles based designer with a passion for photography and textiles. Follow @benjamin_krudwig on instagram!

Emily Burkhart

Emily Burkhart is an Arts History graduate from Oakland University. She is passionate about art education, feminist theory, women artists from Michigan, and women’s inclusion in museum spaces.

Neyla Fidan

I am a fourth year University of Toronto student, studying criminology and philosophy. I am passionate about writing about different criminal justice and environmental justice issues.

Tiffany Chan

A communications student from Toronto, Ontario with a passion for photography and design.

Nicholas Forbes

Nicholas is an interdisciplinary writer and storyteller. He holds an Honors BA in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University

Kaiya Malik

Kaiya Malik is a student from Ontario, Canada currently working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies.

Samantha Weaver

Samantha has an AA in Fine Arts and a BA in English & Creative Writing with a focus in Fiction Writing.

Laura Mychal

Laura Mychal is an Artist and Arts Professional based in Brooklyn, NY.

Elizabeth Sargeant

Elizabeth is a Toronto-based writer working towards her Bachelors of Journalism with a passion for art history and storytelling.

Alejandra León

Alejandra is an architect, creator and researcher. Her mission is to find alternatives to the problems we, as anthropic beings, encounter in our relationship with the place, landscape and territory.

Shakeelah Ismail

Shakeelah Ismail is a writer and storyteller working towards her Masters in Visual Studies at Stellenbosch University.

Laura Bourbonnais

Laura Bourbonnais is a contributing writer at Arts Help. She has a BFA in Screenwriting and Creative Writing and is pursuing an MS in Publishing. She strives to better the world through storytelling.

Angel Xing

Angel is a journalism and humanities student at Carleton University who loves finding niche narratives. Feel free to message her on social media if you have new story ideas! @angelxing98

Juliana Blayney

Juliana is a student at McGill University, studying International Development and Art History. Originally from Washington, DC, she is interested in sustainable architecture and public policy.

Fanny Sachet

Fanny is a writer who focuses on the interactions between politics, art and the power of social change. She is passionate about creating art and amplifying the voices of others with messages to share.

Mahnoor Humayun Saleem

Mahnoor is a graduate of International Relations with an avid interest in reading, writing and researching. She has immense interest in politics, literature and sustainability.

Khaleda Khan

Journalism student at the University of Toronto. Abstract doodler and semicolon enthusiast. Follow @khandalorian on Twitter!

Kenneth Hedges

Kenneth Hedges is a freelance writer based in Montreal, Canada.

Macenzie Rebelo

Macenzie Rebelo is an award-winning arts and culture journalist based in Toronto. She currently works for CBC and writes for Arts Help.

Leni Johnston

Leni Johnston is a photographer and writer based in Toronto. She believes in living sustainably and making the world a better place through art and action.

Oleksii Cherkasov

Applied Linguistics graduate from Warsaw University who loves spending evenings reading fiction and mornings reading world news. He believes that arts can inspire people to be better.

Amr El Kady

A linguist and an editor with a background in storytelling and data analytics, passionate about weaving captivating narratives that resonate with different audiences and inspire action.

Jaelyn Decena

Current Cal State University San Marcos senior majoring in Literature and Writing Studies with a minor in Art, Media, and Design.

Selina Lo

Selina Lo is a Vancouver-based Editor/Writer. She holds a degree in Art History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia.

Sabine Pierce Jones

Sabine is Geneva-based but currently in her gap year. She is hoping to take this time to explore the role of art in bettering the world, work on her own portfolio, and apply to her dream school.

Zarah Owais

Embracing the unknown and exploring the uncharted territories of her 20-something-year-old life, Zarah attempts to support and empower others to discover their own strengths through her writing.

Kirsten Armstrong

Kirsten Armstrong is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a degree in Professional Writing and Communications. She is a published author, nature lover, and bookworm.

Byron Armstrong

Byron Armstrong is a Toronto-based writer and journalist whose work centres on the intersections between art, society, and politics. His artist profiles focus on the power of art and social change.

Katerina Sushko

A creative writer passionate about education and arts. Katerina moved from Russia to Canada at 16. She is currently in Jamaica, pursuing a degree in Psychology and learning about the local art scene.

Michael Freitas

Toronto artist/writer Michael likes creating inspiring pieces from poetry to columns. Studying Creative Writing at OCADU, they love addressing current issues and pursuing photography, film and dance.

Zier Zhou

Zier is a recent MSc graduate in biochemistry who cares about equity in health and education. In her spare time, she likes to look at New Yorker covers and zone out to your typical indie pop playlist.

Hamna Mahmood

Hamna is an avid reader and a passionate writer she is highly interested in the expression of ongoing societal, environmental and cultural struggles through art and creativity.

Puneet Sidhu

Puneet is a Toronto-based writer with a degree in Anthropology. Some of her many passions include sustainable fashion, social advocacy and travelling.

Rahat Sandhu

Journalist, writer and art lover. Always looking for stories to tell.

Eylem Unal

Eylem is an award-winning screenwriter and fiction writer. She believes that the stories behind the creative language of art build a colourful bridge that connects people.

Claire McHugh

A passionate author and educator, currently editing a novel under the pen name, C.S. Frances. Claire spends her mornings teaching english, enjoys writing, editing and exploring local art.

Abuk Lual

Abuk is a Toronto based artist, who graduated from OCAD University with a BFA. She shares her passion for the Arts and hopes to inspire others.

Moria (Masha) Piroshkova

Masha is a graduate of Western University with a BA in Media, Information, and Technoculture. She is passionate about environmentalism, cultural studies, and the use of art in political discourse.

Angela Carrozza

Angela Carrozza is a writer based in New York with a passion for current events, gender politics and poetry.

Lillian Huang

Lillian is an undergrad at McGill University. She believes in amplifying the voices of underrepresented BIPOC creatives and using art as a medium for activism and igniting important conversations.

Emma Létourneau

Emma is a student at McGill University in Art History and Communication Studies. Passionate about anything art-related, she strives to highlight artists that make our world a better place.

Abdul Wahid Saleem

Abdul calls himself the 'guy who never skips ads.' He is an advertising graduate who loves to write creative pieces. You often find him strolling around the neighbourhood with a cup of Tim’s.

Nona Jalali

Vancouver-based writer passionate about the impact of fine arts on societal progress. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and she enjoys writing, music and film/TV.

Shiane Williams

An experienced writer, artist, and idealist with a BSoc in International Development and Globalization. Passionate about spirituality, wellness, and community-building for unity consciousness.

Vahishtai Ghosh

Vahishtai, a Mumbai native, holds an MPhil in Transnational, Global & Spatial History from St. Andrews, Scotland. They're passionate about the arts' potential to drive social change and commentary.

Mausam Jadav

Mausam is a Communications student with a B.A. in English Literature. She ardently weaves words to drive meaningful change and amplify the human psyche and connections through mediums of art.

Patricia Ellah

Patricia Ellah is a Contributing Writer for Arts Help based in Toronto. She is a Nigerian Canadian with a BFA in Photography and a minor in Writing from Parsons the New School of Design.

Dominique Gené

Dominique is a journalist with a passion for human-interest stories, literature and arts. She is pursuing a Bachelor's at Carleton University, while she grows her pressed flower and book collection.

Amy Lloyd

Amy is a Contributing Writer at Arts Help. She majors in Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communications and Philosophy at McGill. Amy has a background in student journalism and radio.

Habin Baek

Habin is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor's degree in the fields of journalism and psychology.

Srishti Jain

Poet, copywriter, content marketer. Awarded the University of Glasgow Indian Arts Award. Her poetics talk of hope immersed in worldly moods & emotional alchemy, shared online as "The Social Saunter."

Daniele Pieroni

Daniele is a passionate freelance writer and editor. He believes in covering art and sustainability in an accessible manner for all.

Sandra Mintz

Sandra Mintz completed a degree in Equity Studies and English from the University of Toronto. She’s a writer and editor with a passion for art in its many forms. Connect with her at The Glass Rhino.

Dominique Baines

Dominique is an art historian specialising in Early Modern European painting. Now she has completed her PhD, she is finding new ways to write stories about art that are relevant to today's audiences.

Matthew Dawkins

An author and poet with a vested interest in social and cultural intersections, pursuing his BA in SASAH and English Lit at Western University. His debut novel, Until We Break, releases in Fall 2022.

Marisa Kelly

Toronto based writer and poet. She holds her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual and Critical Studies from the OCADU. Her art-based writing is concerned with honouring the integrity of the artist.

Nehaa Bimal

Nehaa Bimal is a journalism student at Carleton University with a mission to "give voice to the voiceless," provide cultural insight, and be a storyteller for others.

Jessica Li

Jessica is currently a student. She has a passion for sustainability, especially regarding sustainable development, and you can often find her working at a local art gallery or museum.

Ashna Lulla

Currently based in Toronto, Ashna is an architect, interior designer and author with Indian roots. She is also passionate about communities, homes and the arts.

Mary Siliveru

Mary is a writer navigating the border between fiction and reality. With a quest to infuse the real world with the warmth of her imaginative creations, she strives to craft a more pleasant reality.

Zeiad Shamoun

Egyptian writer and editor based in Toronto with a degree in Communication and Media arts with a love of culture, history and mythology. He is currently writing his first book.

Alyssa Herr

The Nomadic Writer penning Arts Help’s Adventures.

Karyn Bailey

Storyteller and adventurer with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Management.

Abigail Stuart

Abigail is usually spotted with a book or two in hand, and frequently seeks editing advice from her cat. Her work has also appeared in The City Quill, Not Very Quiet, and EveryDay Fiction.

Saddman Zaman

Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Zaman is a photojournalist, documentary photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist. He is currently pursuing his Diploma in Photojournalism with Loyalist College.

Samuel Dunsiger

Samuel Dunsiger is a Toronto-based writer, educator and disability advocate. He is passionate about accessibility and social justice; his writing spotlights the experiences of marginalized people.

Gloria Orama Dzanjalimodzi

A Malawian writer, feminist, economic justice advocate and Development Studies graduate. She is a recovering perfectionist, when she's not reading/writing, she's probably scrolling through Reddit.

Marielle Coleman

Marielle is a student/artist holding a BA in Political Science and is currently completing her MA in Film Theory. She is a fashion and portrait photographer in her space and time.

Ryan Singh

Ryan is a writer and student at Osgoode Hall Law School. He believes art is a way to explore the intangible elements of the human condition and bring positive change to society at large.


Immersed in a world of words and wonder, Anubhuti is a creative writer fueled by adoration for animals and a fascination with art, particularly the magic woven within films.

Hannah Fields

Hannah is a Texas-based writer and publisher. She founded independent publishing company, Folkways Press, and has worked on various publications, from children’s books to award-winning magazines.

Erica Cristobal

Toronto-based arts programmer and writer. She holds an MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and a BFA in New Media from Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson University).

Anshita Aggarwal

India-based Writer at Arts Help with a Master's in Marketing and HR. She believes in change for a sustainable environment

Naila Gulzar

Naila Gulzar is an English and Urdu writer/instructor. She focuses on women's and children's socio-economic issues in her writings and believes art can sustain world peace.

Ephraim Obare

Passionate arts writer who offers deep insights and perspectives on various art forms, advocates for the arts and shares their passion for creativity with others.

Eeman Tariq

Eeman is an enthusiastic writer spreading her flamboyant ideas all over the world. She believes that peace overcomes violence eventually so she uses her skills to promote people making a difference.

Huda Mahmoud

Huda is the Marketing Coordinator at Arts Help. She also loves art in every form and sees art not only around her but in everything she does as well.

Syed Ayaan Danish

Computer Science student by day turned freelancer by night with a passion for writing, gaming and all things tech related.

Noor ul Ain Qureshi

Noor holds a Bachelor's in English from the University of Central Punjab. She skillfully creates engaging content on tech, lifestyle and current events and loves exploring for inspiration.

Maryam Junaid

With years of experience in content writing, Maryam's mission is to write and get knowledge in different niches.

Syeda Tayyba Ali

Tayyba Ali is a content writer and Visual art designer working as a freelancer. Writing about art and design is also one of her favourite things to do.

Deborah Sedzifa

Deborah is a writer and content manager. She's worked on projects from the ground up. Her work has been featured in several daytime shows and online publications.

Noreen Gulraiz

A talented copywriter passionate about books, education & creating a better world. Her love for literature fuels her drive to create meaningful, impactful messages that inspire positive change.

Fizza Touseef

Fizza is an architectural design student from Pakistan. She's passionate about sustainable practices, urban ecologies, and writing on social and cultural concerns to make a difference.

Muhammad Arslan

Arslan is a passionate freelance writer, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences from Pakistan. His areas of interest are sustainable development, social justice and peace.

Amatur Rahman Salam-Alada

Amatur is a journalism student at Carleton University.

Uchenna Nkachukwu

Uchenna is a humorous content creator and writer, blending fun and information. Even with the mundane, he believes he can make it funny and educational. Also, I'm into tech.

Zahra Syed

Zahra is a sustainability writer and environmentalist from Pakistan.

Khuzaima Aftab

Khuzaima is a graduate of NUST, Pakistan. His contributions to fields of public policy, political science, and global issues impart insightful analysis.

Kashaf Abid

As a student of Literature, Kashaf weaves language like a brush, painting vibrant and thought-provoking works of art to empower others through the written word and create a more equitable world.

Lana Miran

Lana is a McMaster University graduate with a BA in Political Science and a special interests in labour rights, queer history and anti-racism.

Meg Collins

Meg is a poet, journalist and queer studies researcher with a Master's in English Literature. Her work has appeared in Liminal Spaces Magazine, the Dalhousie Gazette and the Gideon Poetry Review.

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