Tamsyn Riddle: Peterborough-Kawartha

Tamsyn Riddle: Peterborough-Kawartha

Tamsyn is a passionate feminist who has spent the past three years fighting sexual violence on campus, chiefly as an organizer with Silence is Violence, a grassroots, experientially-led collective at the University of Toronto that tackles campus sexual violence and institutional silencing from an intersectional, decolonial, trans-inclusive, anti-racist, anti-ableist approach. In 2017, she filed a human rights complaint against the University of Toronto for gender-based discrimination in its handling of her sexual assault complaint. She has worked with several NGOS and social enterprises on projects related to consent education, supporting marginalized students on campus, and advancing human rights journalism. She also has experience conducting community-engaged research and promoting accessibility for disabled students in higher education.