Meet the video interviewees

We are grateful to those who generously shared very personal stories to assist others.

Kimberley Acquaviva

Kimberley Acquaviva

Kimberley Acquaviva (she/her) is a Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and author of: LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice. Kim is a celebrated innovator and authority on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) aging and end-of-life issues.

Alana Armstrong

Alana Armstrong

Alana Armstrong (she/her) is a Registered Massage Therapist and Health Care Assistant working with seniors and those with disabilities and in palliative care. She lives on Salt Spring Island with her wife Kathleen.

Mono Brown

Mono Brown

Mono Brown (they/them) serves on faculty in the English department at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College and conducts health research. A registered death doula with the End of Life Doula Association of Canada, they help 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families navigate end-of-life issues and challenges.

Ellie Caslake

Ellie Caslake

Ellie Caslake (she/her) is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba but recently packed up her car and moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia where she lives with her partner. She is a project developer in the department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Rady Faculty of Health Services, University of Manitoba and is a passionate advocate and educator for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Katherine Kortes-Miller, PhD

Katherine Kortes-Miller, PhD

Katherine Kortes-Miller (she/her) is an Assistant Professor School of Social Work and the Associate Director Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health. She is currently one of the lead researchers on an interdisciplinary project about the experiences of older adults who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and their experiences with aging.

Christopher Little-Gagné

Christopher Little-Gagné

Christopher Little-Gagné (he/him) is a Federal Public Servant and 2SLGBTQ+ activist. He lives in Ottawa with his husband and son. He continuously educates himself and others in the ever growing reality of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada and around the world.

Heather McCain

Heather McCain

Heather McCain (they/them) is Executive Director and founder of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods. Heather's experiences as a disabled, neurodivergent, asexual, trans person have led them to become a respected advocate, speaker, educator, and activist. Heather is a Crip Doula, a disability justice term for someone who builds community, helps disabled people navigate systems, and provides resources and support.

Albert McLeod

Albert McLeod

Albert McLeod is a Status Indian with ancestry from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and the Metis community of Norway House in northern Manitoba. He has over twenty years of experience as a human rights activist and is one of the directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba. Albert works in Winnipeg as a consultant specializing in HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal cultural reclamation, decolonization, and cross-cultural training.

Jade Sol

Jade Sol

Jade Sol (she/her) is an activist, nurse, and trans-optimist diva. Jade enjoys singing, shoe hunting, photography, and poetry. She believes that everyday is an inspiration and believes in the power of control and curiosity.

Aimee Taylor

Aimee Taylor

Aimee Taylor (she/her) has been living with stage IV colon cancer for the better part of a decade. She is a writer and musician, and very involved with the young adult cancer community. She lives with her wife and 8 year old daughter in Vancouver, BC.