by Latoya Peterson
It is with great pleasure that I announce our newest Special Correspondent – Jessica Yee! Jessica has already been doing an excellent job covering Native Issues, and she will also expand to food coverage in the near future. Here’s a little more about Jessica:
Jessica Yee is the founder and Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, who works across North America on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, and youth empowerment. At 22, she is a proud Mohawk and Indigenous Chinese young woman, who is also involved in anti-oppression and violence prevention education work with organizations such as the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Highway of Tears Initiative.
Jessica is a strong believer in the power of the youth voice, and you can see her activisting it up on sites like SHAMELESS Magazine: For Girls Who Get It!, RABBLE.ca, or writing in the community about Indigenous feminism and sex in the Turtle Island Native News or the Kahnawake Eastern Door.
She is currently doing front line reproductive rights activist work with Canadians for Choice, and sits on the Board of Directors for Maggie’s: Sex Workers Organizing. She is also teaching with the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health, and is the National Youth Coordinator for the Taking Action Project! Art and Aboriginal Youth Leadership for HIV Prevention.
Please join me in welcoming Jessica to the team!