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Meet the Team

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WOMEN QUEST is an online magazine designed to inform, inspire, and encourage women to reach their full potential while mentoring and empowering others. Our writers' aim is to showcase the hiding talent found in women while encouraging mentorship and empowerment opportunities.
You can expect to find stories about successful women, news, interviews and resources from across Ontario.

The Editing Team

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2022.07.04 WQ_Team Julia Tramontin_purple
2022.07.04 WQ_Team Emily Campbell_purple
2022.07.04 WQ_Team Sharlaine Sevilla_purple

Teagan Sliz


Teagan graduated from Queen's University where she studied History and Art History. She has written for the Queen’s Journal, the Queen’s Gazette, and Low Entropy Foundation. Teagan has also edited for Living Histories: A Past Studies Journal. In her personal time she enjoys cooking, reading, pilates, and watching New Girl over and over.

Julia Tramontin


Julia is studying Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has written for several publications including Her Campus with TMU. Julia has a passion for storytelling and is particularly interested in women’s issues and mental health. When she’s not editing, she can be found hanging out with her two dogs or with her nose in a book.

Emily Campbell


Emily graduated from Brock University where she studied English and Creative Writing. She has written for INKspire where she covered social issues, mental health, and sustainability. When Emily is not writing, she loves to spend time with close friends and watch really bad reality TV.

Sharlaine Sevilla


Sharlaine graduated from OCAD where she studied Design in Advertising. She has a knack for storytelling using words and pictures. In her free time she enjoys doodling while listening to sweet tunes.

The Writing Team

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2022.07.04 WQ_Team Joleen Awad_purple
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Gabby Altman


Gabby attended Queen's University where she studied Film and Media. Aside from Women Quest, she has written for a variety of publications, including Sheblogs Canada, Youth Mind, Muse Magazine and College Fashionista. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her travelling the world, trying new food and hanging out with her puppy named Mochi.

Joleen Awad


Joleen attends McMaster University where she studies English and Psychology. She has written for McMaster’s student-run newspaper, The Silhouette, where she combined her passion for writing with helping others. If she’s not reading, Joleen loves working on her creative writing, watching romantic comedies, or listening to music.

Amy Fournier


Amy graduated from York University where she studied English and Creative Writing. She has written for OLDF’s Youth Mind publication, The Artichoke at York University, Honest Brand Reviews, and Soxy. She enjoys tending to her garden, reading, and spending as much time in nature as she possibly can.

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2022.07.04 WQ_Team Josephine Naghavie_purple
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Miriam Hanson


Miriam graduated from the University of Western Ontario where she studied Political Science and History. She writes for Sidebar with the Diversified Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, and Feminism Unfiltered with UWO. When she is not writing, you’ll find her planning her next trip itinerary.

Josephine Naghavie


Josephine graduated from the University of Toronto where she studied English Literature. She is an incoming teacher education student at Brock University who loves reading about new ideas in novels that she can put into action in real life. Josephine loves travelling, reading and writing and is proud to be half Persian and French.

Stephanie Reed


Stephanie graduated from the University of Ottawa where she studied Communication and Sociology. She has written for the Newcomer publication with OLDF and for Her Campus with U of O. She recently returned from a two month backpacking trip across seven countries in Europe.

The Media Team

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Joyce Lee


Joyce graduated from the University of Toronto where she studied English and Sociology. She has previously worked as the Social Media Coordinator for two other OLDF publications including Youth Mind and Newcomer. When she’s not scrolling through the ‘gram, you’ll find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Aitirja Chowdhury


Aitirja graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) where she studied Computer Science and Communication Design. With 4+ years of experience in web development and a passion for UX designing, Aitirja strives to create the optimal web experience for the readers of Women Quest. If she is not coding or designing, you will find her trying out a new hobby while bingeing tv shows and k-dramas.

Brett Curtis


Brett graduated from George Brown where he studied Graphic Design. His eye for layout and colour bring an illustrative flair to his work. He enjoys listening to a wide range of music and reading about history.

Land Acknowledgement

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As settlers, we’re grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land — for thousands of years.

Women Quest Magazine acknowledges the Indigenous land on which we work that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since the beginning.

Long before today, there have been Indigenous peoples who have been the stewards of this place.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. We also recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

As settlers, this recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities, and in particular to bring justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls across our country.