Board of Directors

Medina Faris, Co-Founder/President

Medina Faris has an HBA in English Literature from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She has worked as an editor, freelance writer and educator for over ten years, and has volunteered as an adult literacy tutor for national organizations like Frontier College, as well as community organizations like the Scarborough Women’s Centre.

Saleha Mohammad, Co-Founder/Vice-President

Saleha Mohammad has spent the last decade in sales, managing staff and budgets as well as implementing marketing strategies. Passionate about social justice, Saleha has also devoted time to working with youth, organizing workshops on anti-oppression and anti-racism, and creating opportunities for high school students to participate in arts-based discussion groups.

Kerrie Byrne McCreadie, Secretary

Kerrie McCreadie has worked and volunteered with a variety of Toronto publishing venues: small press, literary agency, publications, festivals, etc. She has an MA in English and Women’s Health, and is currently returning to school to become an instructor-therapist for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Rumsha Latif, Treasurer

Rumsha Latif has a background in Commerce from Ryerson University with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. She has volunteered her time and expertise with several different community organizations, liaising with administrative staff to determine best practices in the financial services sector.

Steven Zhou, Director

Steven Zhou is a prize-winning editor, journalist, and writer who works as a Senior Online Contributor for CBC News and as a columnist/editor for The Islamic Monthly. He publishes on issues regarding post-9/11 politics and foreign affairs, and his writings have appeared in the LA Review of Books, Quartz, Buzzfeed, Salon, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, the Globe and Mail, Now Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada, Jacobin, OpenCanada.org, The Huffington Post, Metro Toronto, Briarpatch Magazine, Academic Matters, Policy Options, The American Conservative, Middle East Eye, BlogTO, and Muftah, among others. He has also worked with numerous NGOs on issues related to human rights, literacy, and civic engagement.

Medina Faris, Co-Founder/President
Medina Faris has an HBA in English Literature from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She has worked as an editor, freelance writer and educator for over ten years, and has volunteered as an adult literacy tutor for national organizations like Frontier College, as well as community organizations like the Scarborough Women’s Centre. 
Saleha Mohammad, Co-Founder/VP
Saleha Mohammad has spent the last decade in sales, managing staff and budgets as well as implementing marketing strategies. Passionate about social justice, Saleha has also devoted time to working with youth, organizing workshops on anti-oppression and anti-racism, and creating opportunities for high school students to participate in arts-based discussion groups.
 
Kerrie Byrne McCreadie, Secretary
Kerrie McCreadie has worked and volunteered with a variety of Toronto publishing venues: small press, literary agency, publications, festivals, etc. She has an MA in English and Women’s Health, and is currently returning to school to become an instructor-therapist for individuals on the autism spectrum.
 
Rumsha Latif, Treasurer
Rumsha Latif has a background in Commerce from Ryerson University with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. She has volunteered her time and expertise with several different community organizations, liaising with administrative staff to determine best practices in the financial services sector.

 

Steven Zhou, Director
Steven Zhou is a prize-winning editor, journalist, and writer who works as a Senior Online Contributor for CBC News and as a columnist/editor for The Islamic Monthly. He publishes on issues regarding post-9/11 politics and foreign affairs, and his writings have appeared in the LA Review of Books, Quartz, Buzzfeed, Salon, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, the Globe and Mail, Now Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada, Jacobin, OpenCanada.org, The Huffington Post, Metro Toronto, Briarpatch Magazine, Academic Matters, Policy Options, The American Conservative, Middle East Eye, BlogTO, and Muftah, among others. He has also worked with numerous NGOs on issues related to human rights, literacy, and civic engagement.