Aadila Munshi grew up in apartheid South Africa and studied criminology at the University of Cape Town before moving to Toronto, Canada. She works as a painter and powerfully weaves her values and perspectives into each piece.
After 20 years of friendship, community, artmaking, and being a professor, e sold her life and drove across the country at 38 years old to do an MFA in Creative Writing and Book Art. She now lives on an island in northern California that is the polar opposite to her previous life in Philadelphia, working in design, making art, and navigating the changes of perimenopause.
In her late forties, Jennifer Ziliotto Durand has experienced many shifts in the last few years from moving her family from Toronto to Montreal to closing the doors of her business and opening up an online retail experience, to becoming a mom of teens and losing her own mother.