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Jun 26, 2013 – Jill Andrews receives Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grant

On Jun 26, 2013, SI York Region had the pleasure of presenting Jill Andrews with the Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grant.

 

 Jill Andrew is a full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Education at York University.
 
Her dissertation is currently titled “Abject in the City? Stories of Female Corporeality from the Margins.”  focuses on female body images, personal narratives, and body activisms as resistances against controlling images and socially dominant normalized body ideals. Jill will explore different ‘body projects’ within her dissertation.
 
Jill has been an active lifestyle, community, education and careers columnist for the past decade within local newspapers such as Metro News & tonightnewspaper among others earning her awards such as the Michele Landsberg Media Activism Award, Canadian Ethnic Media Association Awards the African Canadian Women’s Achievement Award among others.
Jill’s greatest accomplishments she states have been in her community. A proud resident of Scarborough, ON.
Jill remains active as both advisor and volunteer with Tropicana’s Youth Services (home to the Scarborough Youth Resource Centre- a youth program Jill often says saved her adolescent life!),
Supporter and sessional workshop facilitator to Scarborough Women’s Centre, YWCA and Black Girls Can homework and mentoring volunteer services an initiative she created to help support girls academically, socially and emotionally among other initiatives.
Jill also advises and volunteers with Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) and National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) among other seats.
 
She credits her mother, partner, mentors, academic advisors and her friends who are family for helping to inspire, motivate and believe in her even when she had doubts and experienced traumas of her own.
Jill plans (among a million other things!) to one day create a Self Esteem Society for females where they can learn to live, love, lavish themselves intellectually, plot against societies inequities and one day take over the world unapologetically. For more on Jill Andrew visit www.BiteMeFilmFest.com or www.FatinTheCity.com.

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