OUR TEAM

Keesha Chung - Co-founder Collective Culture

Keesha Chung is a filmmaker, content creator, and the co-founder of Collective Culture. To learn more about all of Keesha's work and projects  click here.

 

Follow her on instagram @keeshachung

Photo: Willy Verse

KEESHA CHUNG

Co-Founder, Collective Culture 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pronouns: she/her

Click here for a list of Keesha's writing and projects with CC!

THE WRITING TEAM

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Often referring to herself as a temperamental Taurus, Bobbi is twenty-something and tired on most days; currently occupying space as a Black woman in marketing & advertising in Toronto. Bobbi expresses her dreams, fears, experiences and most irksome musings about race, technology and popular culture as a member of the Collective Culture writing team. She also dabbles as a writing coordinator, making use of her teaching assistant experience and general love of weaving words. 

 

If you’re looking for her, find her here: @_bobbidigital

BOBBI ADAIR

Writer, Copy Editor & Writing Team Coordinator

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pronouns: she/her

Nicolas André is a writer, student, and professional model. Originally from the Laurentides region of Quebec, he has recently moved to Montreal. There, he occasionally visited his grandmother, who often used her Macaroni au Gratin as a Trojan horse for her stories of Haiti during the Duvalier-era. He has recently disappointed her by becoming vegan. He hopes one day to make her the mixed-race heroine of a refugee story in which he will have just a minor role. He currently studies Creative Writing and English Literature at Concordia University and acts as a Writer at Collective Culture. You can watch him procrastinate here: @pitinik

Photo: @z.obert (Zoé Dubois-Capony)

NICOLAS ANDRÉ

Writer

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Pronouns: he/him

Jazmin is a passionate story editor, with experience in film, theatre, creative fiction, and academic writing. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University, majoring in Screenwriting and completing a minor in Creative Writing. 

 

Jazmin seeks out projects where stories, both fiction and true to life, sidestep clichés and are portrayed with raw authenticity. She is inspired by Collective Culture’s commitment to amplify marginalized voices, and is excited to meet new talent across all creative fields. 

 

She is currently working on a collection of short stories. 

 

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JAZMIN BATEY

Lead Copy Editor & Writing Team Coordinator

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pronouns: she/her

Taysha Brown is a writer from Toronto, currently based in Taipei. Her background in Sociology, Anthropology, and Human Rights combined with her interest in religion and spirituality has been her greatest influence to travel and write. 

 

Follow her on instagram @tayshabb

TAYSHA BROWN

Writer

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Pronouns: she/her

THE SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

SIMRAN GILL

Social Media Manager 

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pronouns: she/her

Anna Akoto is a lover of great storytelling. If she’s not reading a book or watching a documentary, she’s probably recording for her podcast ‘so these are my twenties.’ As CC’s Digital Coordinator, Anna is excited to amplify those who are sharing their story with the world. Born in Brampton and raised by two Ghanaian parents, community and good food is what keeps Anna going. If you need a concert buddy, Anna's your girl (unless it’s at Rebel here in Toronto, she’s passing still) but don’t message her on Saturdays from August to January (college football is back).

 

instagram: @anna_akoto

twitter: @anna_akoto

ANNA AKOTO

Digital Coordinator

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pronouns: she/her

Tabark Saleh is an undergraduate marketing student at McGill University, fashion designer and a small business owner. She is passionate about content creation including website building and graphics, fashion designing and painting. 


Tabark has experience with creating marketing campaigns and organizing events. She is currently working on starting her own custom-made fashion line business to open on Etsy soon.

Facebook: Tabark Saleh

Instagram: @tabxrk

TABARK SALEH

Social Media Coordinator

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Pronouns: she/her

CONTRIBUTORS

Mouna Traoré is an emerging actor, writer and award-winning filmmaker from Toronto. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree at The University of Toronto, she simultaneously embarked on a career in film and television. Over the years, she has appeared in a variety of roles including starring as Vanessa Hastings on BET’s “In Contempt”, Jasmine Zane on USA’s “Suits” and most recently in the Netflix original series “Self Made” as Esther. 

 

Mouna not only has the ability to step into diverse roles but she also writes and produces her own work through her company The Mini Films along with co­-founder Elizabeth Melanson. Their second short film, Adorn (2016) won the award for Best Short Film at the Montreal International Black Film Festival and is continuing to screen at festivals in Canada and the U.S.

Instagram: @_mounatraore

MOUNA TRAORÉ

Contributor

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Pronouns: she/her