Sonita is an Afghan rapper whose music is liberating a generation. She is an advocate for an end to child marriage and has been featured in Rolling Stones 25 under 25. Her first YouTube music video “Daughters for Sale” is a personal reflection of her own journey, and that of her friends, to escape child marriage. The video went viral worldwide and Sonita has since received a full scholarship to study and live in the United States.
Shania is a 20 year old activist and blogger currently working at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Shania uses her voice to educate others on homelessness, mental illness, and the challenges that Indigenous Canadians face everyday.
Diana has big dreams and the drive to match. The young actress and pageant winner not only has her sights set on Hollywood, but on helping people understand more about health and the environment. After curing herself of asthma by switching to a raw vegan diet, Diana decided to spread the word about the power of raw food, both for the body and the planet.
Twenty-three year old Wali is a spoken word poet, speaker, University of Toronto student, and one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20. From giving TED talks to free-styling with Kendrick Lamar, Wali is a force to be reckoned with. Wali works to shed light on the immigrant experience, bullying, and mental health by combining his passion for philanthropy with his gift as an artist.
Loizza is a mental health advocate, President and Founder of the non-profit, Peace of Mind 204, and an international social justice award winner-all before the age of 18. The Winnipeg-native turned a tragic experience in her personal life into an opportunity to educate her community on the realities of mental health. Now, in her first year at the University of Toronto, Loizza is eager to continue spreading her message across Canada and work towards completing her education.