Authors and Illustrators

Tierra Hohn is the author of Deal with It: Body Image. Tierra teaches yoga, works for youth mental health organization and is on the Advisory Board at Body Brave, which provides treatment for individuals struggling with eating disorders. She has a Master of Public Health doing work in public policy, advocacy and health care. Tierra lives and works in Toronto.

Marne Grahlman is the illustrator of Deal with It: Body Image and a graduate of OCAD University. Her illustrations are influenced by surrealism with a folk aesthetic. Hailing from a small woodsy town, she currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Keisha Evans is the author of Deal with It: Consent and has been supporting and advocating for children, youth and their families for more than twenty years. She is a child youth counsellor and works to teach children about body safety and respecting boundaries. Keisha lives in Oshawa, Ontario.

Jenny Chan is an illustrator of Deal with It: Consent and an illustrator, designer and developer working with The Public Studio. The Public Studio is a community-centred social justice design studio that works alongside non-profits, grassroots organizations and people trying to change the world for the better. Jenny lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Safia Saleh is the author of Deal with It: Islamophobia and a passionate advocate for equity and inclusion. She is a Resource Teacher and facilitates professional learning for teachers and equity learning for youth. Safia lives in Brampton, Ontario.

Hana Shafi is the illustrator of Deal with It: Islamophobia and works under the name Frizz Kid. Her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture. Hana lives and works in Toronto.

Catherine Inglis is the author of Deal with It: White Privilege and is an elementary teacher who has taught in K–8 classrooms for more than 20 years. As a bi-racial woman, Catherine has always been committed to teaching toward equity and inclusion for all students and has worked on a team to produce lesson plans on white privilege. She is also the co-author of Re-Think, Re-Connect, Re-Imagine, a teacher guide on white privilege, and the resource The Women’s Equality Project. Catherine lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario.

Xulin (they/them) is the award-winning Canadian-Chinese illustrator of Deal with It: White Privilege and cartoonist, writer, and muralist based in Toronto. They write and illustrate comics at the intersection of science and social justice.

Steven Solomon is the author of Deal with It: Homophobia and a school social worker for the Toronto District School Board’s Human Sexuality Program. He provides counselling for students who are bullied because of their sexuality and delivers anti-homophobia workshops for K-12 students.

Author of Deal with It: Transphobia j wallace skelton is an educator, activist and writer. For more than a decade j has worked in schools to make them safer and more celebratory places for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. j lives in Toronto with their partner and two children.

Steven Murray is an award-winning, Toronto-based illustrator of Deal with It: Racism and a graduate of Sheridan College’s prestigious Interpretive Illustration program.

Anne Marie Aikins is the author of Deal with It: Racism and has written extensively about social justice issues for a variety of publications for both children and adults. She lives in Toronto.