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Heather Jarvis    

Co-Founder of SlutWalk; Feminist & Activist

Heather Jarvis is a queer woman, activist, survivor, and feminist who was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada as a child.

For over a decade Heather has been honored to volunteer and work with a variety of grassroots social justice projects involving survivors of sexual violence, queer and trans people, sex workers, incarcerated women, drug users, and people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2011 Heather co-founded SlutWalk Toronto, a small rally that began in Toronto and then spread around the world. Since then, she has done a TEDx talk, won awards recognizing her activism from Planned Parenthood, Utne and Flare, been interviewed by media around the world, and become a public speaker, advocate and educator at conferences and on campuses across Canada.

Heather has a deep commitment to compassion and accountability, harm reduction and transformative justice from the ground up. She currently lives in a small rural cabin with her partner and two rescue dogs, as a settler in Newfoundland & Labrador, and works in St. John’s for Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP), the only sex worker rights program in the province.

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