Lily is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Indigenous Studies from Western University. She is passionate about the equitable distribution of land and food resources, and how policy contributes to either perpetuating or combating these issues. Lily can often be found engaging in community activism, like creating a girls hockey program that aims to dismantle financial barriers for women in sport.
Despite often being preoccupied with my studies, I dedicate time to sewing! I fostered this hobby during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and now enjoy creating garments and housewares exclusively from second-hand materials. Employing only vintage mediums pushes me to be creative and unconventional in my application, resulting in unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
In my academic and personal pursuits, I always return to the movement for land and resource equity. Despite the universal reliance on the earth and its resources, conceptions of land are culturally dependent and are widely coloured by colonial tendencies. Understanding the legal, historical and political origins of land ownership can help identify injustice from the ground up.
If there was one message I could share with the world, it would be to listen more than you speak, and when you do, speak with confidence! Every person brings a valuable, and diverse skillset to the table. By being attentive to the experiences and opinions of those around us, we as individuals can gain essential insight that may not be attainable through other means like self-reflection or literature. By actively listening, and engaging in discourse, we can better understand the world around us, and each other!