Jill Andrew, CYW, BEd, MA, PhD (student candidate) is an award-winning journalist and currently pens the “Last Word” lifestyle column in the t.o. night newspaper. She is also the producer of Curvy Catwalk Fashion Fundraiser, Dining with Dames Girls Leadership & Empowerment Program and is a Student Equity Advisor. Jill created BITE ME! Monologues: a body image writing/acting series and Precious Bodies, Priceless Minds workshops and keynotes on body awareness, critical media literacy & representation, equity and women’s issues in schooling, careers and relationships. Jill has appeared on City TV, OMNI, CTVglobemedia, ET Canada, CBC, CHRY and print in Metro, Star, Sun, NOW, Vervegirl etc. Jill has been both the national Michele Landsberg Media Activism Award and the Endless Possibilities African-Canadian Women’s Awards recipient. In 2010 Jill was 1 of 120 Canadian women selected by then Governor General Michaëlle Jean to participate in Jean and Canada’s first ever Governor General’s Conference on Women’s Security at Rideau Hall. In her off time Jill loves to talk to strangers on the TTC, is obsessed with lottery scratch tickets, cats and one day hopes to be joggling a talk show, a girls success institute simultaneously while running a million dollar cat sanctuary (say that 3 times!). Jill’s a kid at heart! She’s got too many movies she loves to list a favourite but Dirty Dancing is definitely near the top. “No body puts baby in a corner!”

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