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Jessie Brar

A young, South Asian woman who enjoys bringing forward narratives from diverse perspectives and increasing representation in literature. She hopes to inspire others to share their story.

Bio: Jessie Brar is a young mental health advocate and diversity, equity and inclusion professional. She grew up all over the peel region, living in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. She found a passion for storytelling at a very young age and even went on to pursue the Regional Arts Drama program at Mayfield Secondary School.

Jessie has been working over the past several years to bring diverse voices to the forefront, specifically within the South Asian community. Her work has taken her all over the world and she is a published author, contributor for Brown Girl Magazine and a public speaker who has presented for thousands around the world, most notably, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate.

Jessie hopes to inspire others to pursue their passions, whatever they may be!

Literary Inspiration: Wanting more BIPOC representation in literature

Genre: Non-fiction     Writes for: Teens and adults

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