“I march because marginalized women also deserve respect, health, and security.”
Speaker, Author, Trans/Human Rights Activist, & Documentary Filmmaker
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.”