friends in the community

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About Joy M. Kaegi Maurer Photography

“I'm a twenty-something photographer who picked up her mother's dusty old camera at age 5 and has since been taken to looking at the world through a plethora of lenses. Being camera shy myself and having been raised by a family of authors, I know how daunting getting your picture taken can be. That's why I take extra care in ensuring that you feel like you can completely be yourself. On my shoots we'll always be chatting, cracking jokes, or playing some of your favourite songs because I love keeping shoots simple and making sure you get the shots you want!”
Instagram @joyaliciousnesssss

Why we love Joy!

empowering and supporting authors via inclusiveness and positive self-image through photography … what’s not to love?

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About Massy books

Massy believes in the power of books to enrich lives and build community. It’s a place people feel welcome to explore and ask questions, and to browse in ways that give pause to the day. Massy Books is seriously a Vancouver essential! When you visit, be sure to also check out the incredible art gallery upstairs.


Not only will owner Patricia Massy go out of her way to find and special order books, she creates a unique and safe space for the literary community.

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ABOUT Cicely Belle-Blain

Cicely Blain Consulting is a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. They are are passionate about creating workplaces that are free from discrimination and discomfort. They strive to build communities that work in harmony, value individuality and embrace diversity.

Why we love Cicely Blain Consulting

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About: Yilin Wang, English Tutor and Writing Consultant

“I'm very passionate about sharing my love of writing, language learning, and education with others! I have taught writing workshops at UBC, University Hill Secondary, and Point Grey Secondary as well as provided one-on-one tutoring in English or Mandarin to dozens of teens and adults from various cultural backgrounds. I help students develop confidence and skills in academic, creative, and professional writing, and my lessons are always tailored to the needs and interests of each student. Get in touch if you want to have fun while becoming a better writer.”

Why we love Yilin Wang

Yilin is one of those people who will always step up to help another writer. She believes in community and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. You need to work with her!


Twitter: @yilinwriter