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hesper yau

visual artist 

hesper is a 16-year old visual artist for WIP with a passion for life, music, and artistry. When she isn't drawing and painting all day, Hesper is often found scouring various thrift shops, shooting film with friends, or playing  Beethoven on the piano for hours on end. She loves being immersed in the bustling city life and constantly draws inspiration from the environment around her. Hesper has high hopes of traveling the world one day and seeing where the universe takes her art and spirit!

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vivian liu

visual artist

vivian is currently a grade 9 student at west point grey academy and is joining the wip team as a visual artist! she is super passionate about leadership and social activism. vivian loves exploring different kinds of mediums but usually works with acrylic and watercolour! In her spare time, she can be caught in a book or playing the guitar/piano! when her nose isn't buried in a book she can be found outside enjoying the fresh air with a cup of iced coffee :) vivian is super excited to collaborate with her fellow team members to create educative content!

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cloey aconley

writer

cloey is a 12th grade student, and a political/creative writer for work in progress. She currently lives in vancouver bc with her two dogs and a well used library card. she is a lover of old fashioned documentaries, and obscure oatmeal recipes. between school, soccer, and writing Cloey can often be found exploring bc by foot or in her canoe. her work often focuses on the nature of opposing political ideologies as well as foreign affairs. cloey likes to integrate her social and political values into her writing. she draws her ideas from the world around her, as well as inspiration from her favorite authors. cloey dreams of one day traveling the world, and eventually writing her own novel.

 

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olive soki-kavwahirehi 

writer

olive is an 18 year old fashion, media, and culture writer for WIP. She spends her days listening to music, putting together excessively intricate playlists, and reading. Between school, and working at her local coffee shop, Olive spends most of her time coming up with new aspects of culture, and music to write about.  Captivated by pop-culture, she relies on her favourite newsletter, and podcasts as sources of entertainment. Most of her inspiration is drawn from her everyday life, conversations with close friends, daily observations or books/articles she's recently read. She wishes to explore more of the editorial world and transmit her passion for life, and music to others.

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ariel bussani

photographer 

ariel is a lover of photography among other arts, and is entering the field of psychology with a passion for youth mental health support. as a cellist/drummer, part-time ski instructor and photographer, ariel’s always busy but finds time to appreciate the beautiful simplicity of life. her other hobbies include literature, insane amounts of tea, listening to music non-stop, and hanging with her cat. she may be afraid of bunnies and small-talk, but is super excited to join the creative team here at WIP. ariel is constantly inspired by expression and emotion in various art forms, and is motivated to use her work to share her stories and amplify unheard voices and perspectives. 

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keira johannson

writer and photographer

meet keira, a 17-year-old creative writer and photographer for work in progress. with a free spirit and a wild heart, she is constantly seeking adventure. bc born, she spends a lot of time outside and draws creative inspiration from nature and her surroundings. when she’s not hiking in the mountains, keira enjoys writing poetry, shooting film photography, and collecting her favourite albums on vinyl. growing up an avid reader, telling stories has always been her passion. keira plans on pursuing writing as a future full-time career while also doing photography and business on the side. she hopes to one day publish a book, travel the world, and continue to capture life’s little moments on her point and shoot film camera! 

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maisie cu

writer

maisie cu is an artist and writer who is currently trained at The Ontario College of Art and Design for Drawing and Painting in Toronto. She is originally from Hanoi but moved around from Brighton, Auckland to Toronto growing up. She loves writing but doesn't keep a journal. In her free time, she enjoys walking around Toronto to find her new favorite spot alongside watching late night movies at indie theatres.

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amy yuan 

writer

amy is a grade ten student at St. John's School and is joining work in progress as a creative writer. she is passionate about writing and creating art. her other hobbies include speech and drama, skiing, music (harp), and dancing (ballet and Chinese dance). she also enjoys english Literature and business courses. going forward, she hopes to inspire others through my writing.  

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