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“I march because marginalized women also deserve respect, health, and security.”

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Michelle Emson

Speaker, Author, Trans/Human Rights Activist, & Documentary Filmmaker

Location Icon Muskoka, ON, Canada

About Me

Michelle is responsible for all aspects of Women’s March Global’s digital footprint, information technology platforms, infrastructure, and web application development.

A devout and creative technologist, Michelle has held senior positions in multinational technology companies working on complex projects, across multiple time-zones, and with international teams.

An openly-out transgender woman, Michelle is a published author, keynote speaker, documentary filmmaker, and committed international human rights activist. She currently sits on the Leadership Team for the Dignity Network, a coalition of Canadian civil society organizations that work with international partners in support of the human rights of LGBTQI people globally; Executive Director of KyivPride Canada, a Ukrainian-Canadian coalition on LGBTQI rights; community representative on the board of the North Simcoe Muskoka Trans Health Program, and gender diversity lead for Fierté Canada Pride.

In 2017, Michelle received a YWCA Muskoka Women of Distinction Award for her work in her local community in arts, culture, LGBTQI+ and women’s rights. Michelle is the Chapter Ambassador for the Women’s March Muskoka Chapter.


“When we come to truly accept and love our own uniqueness then, just maybe, we can come to respect the uniqueness of others.”

Communities I Identify With and/or Want to Collaborate With

Artists
Educators
Environmental Activists
LGBTQIA+
Women

I Want to Take Action on

Combating Rape
Ending Poverty
Ending Violence
Equality
Gender Based Violence
Indigenous Rights
LGBTQIA+ Rights
Mental Health
Renewable Energy
SDGs
Transgender Rights
Women’s Safety

Areas of Expertise

Audio-Visual Technology
Chapter Leadership
Civil Rights
Community Building
Creative Director
Design
Education
Equality
Gender Equality
Innovation
Internet Technology (I.T.)
Intersectionality
LGBTQIA+ Rights
March Organizing
Photography
Social Media
Video Editing
Videography
Website Design and Development
Women in Business
Women on Boards