|Jessica Yee |
Jessica Yee is a multiracial youth of Native descent who was called to the line of action by raising controversy in her Catholic school and began volunteering at Homeward Family Shelter at the age of 12. She returned from South Dakota in November 2006 where she was on the front lines to assist repealing the ban on abortion in the first U.S. state to illegalize abortion since Roe v. Wade. Now at 22, Jessica is a proud Indigenous Chinese-Mohawk woman whose work is nationally focused on sexual health initiatives for Aboriginal youth and cultural competency. She also does anti-racism work with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, is a community forum facilitator for the Highway of Tears Initiative in British Columbia, and serves on the Board of Directors for Maggie’s Toronto: Sex Workers Organizing. In addition to her front line activist work, she also writes for RABBLE.ca, Turtle Island Native News, and SHAMELESS MAGAZINE: For Girls Who Get It!