Alia Youssef is a portrait photographer interested in diversifying the media landscape and highlighting underrepresented stories and histories. Her personal projects have been exhibited in solo and group shows at prominent galleries and festivals across Canada such as The Ryerson Image Centre, Gallery 44, The Parliament of Canada, and Nuit Blanche Toronto. Her commercial projects with global brands have been displayed internationally, including in New York’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly Circus. Her work has been published in numerous online and print publications including Elle Magazine, VICE, The Globe and Mail, and Oprah Magazine. Alia has done many public artist talks, most notably for the Aga Khan Museum, We Day Toronto, and Instagram.
Jodianne Beckford is the creator and host of the popular podcast The E Project, discussing ‘Epiphany’ moments that lead individuals to do what they love. She also works as a commercial lifestyle photographer and is the creator of Noire Girls Plant, a platform to build community through educating people on the importance of nurturing plants for personal healing.
Naomi Skwarna is a Toronto-based writer and artist, having published in Hazlitt, The Hairpin, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, The Believer, and others. As an actor, she performed in Toronto and New York in Sheila Heti’s All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, and the Slamdance Festival prizewinning feature, Dim the Fluorescents. She currently works as a custom seamstress, and apprentices at Toronto’s Horses Atelier, learning about professional garment production.
Hi there! I’m Camille Favreau. I've always been drawn to other people's creations and have recently decided to experiment with creating things myself. After completing a business degree and working in finance for a few years, I am now working on the Creativity Everything Podcast, amongst other things.
David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair in Creativity at the Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, where he leads the Creativity Everything lab. He is the author of several books, including Making is Connecting (2018). He has worked with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, Tate, and LEGO.
For this episode, David Gauntlett and I talk about why we started this podcast. Hope you enjoy it!