Jessica Watkin: Artistic Director
I was born in small town Ontario and moved to Toronto for graduate school. I'm pursuing my PhD in accessible approaches to creating performance by disabled artists in Canada. I think and practise care and support daily, love wine and coffee and books, and I am drawn to any body of water. I write plays and poetry, tweets and blog posts, greeting cards and loving gooey text messages. I love my friends and sweaters and November to February. I like singing at sunset and making bad jokes. Sometimes I struggle and sometimes I'm an island and sometimes I reach out and I always believe in it taking a village to survive these days. I have three tattoos that are all about my family and I like to bring people flowers. I love hosting. Oh, I'm blind, and I travel the world and live alone and am a lover and a fighter.
Tita Kyrtsakas: Editor-in-Chief
Tita (she/her) is editor-in-chief at FSC. She comes from a Greek-Italian (Gretalian) family and is a PhD student in English lit at York University. She grew up in a small town in Ontario where you can see the stars and hear crickets and now splits her time between Windsor and Toronto. After earning a BA in English and Drama at the University of Windsor, she earned an MA at U of T, worked at Starbucks, had (and continues to have) existential crises, and then earned her B.Ed. She loves reading YA lit, writing poetry, theatre-going, eating vegan cheese, working with humans of all ages, and going to sleep by 10, 11 at the latest. She hopes to bring people joy.
Hello from Tita and Jessica!
Head of Digital Design
Marissa Watkin is a young professional in Waterloo Region working as an Operational Associate with IG Wealth Management (IG). After graduating from Conestoga College with her Bachelor of Public Relations degree, she knew that she wanted to work with people in her community and build connections through communication.
Since 2012, she has worked part-time at IG while completing her degree, two co-op positions, and exploring jobs in marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, working on Feminist Space Camp Magazine, lounging in the sun, and enjoying a strong drink or two!
Social Media Coordinator
Hello, my name is Zoe Elisabeth and I am a Sociology and Gender Studies student at Trent University. I love school and learning and have dreams of one day getting my PhD and being a mediocre professor that students do not totally despise. I have a passion for all things social activism but focus majorly on disability rights, reproductive justice, and environmental activism. I am looking forward to delivering content from our wonderful writers to the world.
df parizeau (they/he) is a scottish/french-canadian writer/editor who still ties their shoes "bunny-ears" style. Their work has been featured or is forthcoming, online and in print, by publications in Canada, the US, the UK, and Finland. A bookseller by day, df is also a Communications Assistant with a Vancouver-based marketing firm on the side. They have a firm belief in the 3-0 curveball and that cherry is the best pie.
Vicky is a social researcher in the day, a career that has allowed her to collect fragments of personal stories for over ten years and turn them into stuff that is apparently useful to someone. She also writes essays, blogs and erotica and loves helping others to produce their most impactful writing. Vicky lives in East London and is usually found cycling the canals, going to food markets, gigs and playing ping pong in the park.