The Collective

Executive Staff

Amanda Reaume
Founder, Editor, Mother Superior

1Amanda conceived of and founded Antigone Magazine in 2006. She is the volunteer executive director of the Antigone Foundation and was recently awarded the 2008 YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award, an award which honours innovative and inspiring women from across the Lower Mainland.  Amanda also created the St. Anne’s Community Service Council and has been involved in YouthCo, Unicef UBC, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the BC Cancer Foundation. She participated as a delegate at the UN 52nd meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. Amanda has an MA in Canadian Women’s Political Autobiography.

Kaitlin Blanchard
Associate Editor, WILLA President 09/10

BSG0306_JS0126Kaitlin is the Chair of the Antigone Foundation‘s Board of Directors. Kaitlin helped to found both Antigone and WILLA in the hopes of creating a revived community for Women’s advocates while working toward recasting feminisms as enduring and dialogic sources of community for all wom(y/i/e)n.  She envisions Antigone’s publications as positive spaces of critical analysis and debate. Kaitlin was the recipient of an HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship for 2008-09, during which time she served as the associate editor of the magazine.While her heart lies with her writing, she believes fervently that scholarship and activism need not be mutually exclusive categories. She is a passionate poet and playwright and is currently working toward a PhD in English Literature in queer theory and (early) modern literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Check out Kaitlin’s column The Feminist Scholar

Contributors and Editorial Staff

Joanna Chiu
Web editorial intern, The Nation

Sunny Freeman
Contributing Editor,

Jillian Gordon
President, WILLA 2007-2008

Mira Hall
Community Outreach, Centre for Northern Families

Founder of Mandingueiraand The Mercury Beat

Kelly E. Lau
Blog Administrator, 2007-2011

Aviva Levin
Co-Captain, Tickle Me Pickle Improv

Xenia Menzies
Co-Founder, WILLA (Women Involved in Legislative Leadership @ UBC)

Kristen Myres
Co-Founder, WILLA (Women Involved in Legislative Leadership @ UBC)

Megan Ryland
Author of  Beauty and the Beast: Ending the Love/Hate Relationship Between Girls and their Bodies

Kat Sorfleet
Graduate Student, Masters in Public Policy at SFU

April Tam