Who We Are

What The Ford is a non-partisan website started by Terra Loire and Hana Shafi. There have been many who helped this become a reality with their support. This is a labour of love, we simply care about our community.

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Terra Loire is an activist, writer, and digital marketer. She lives in Toronto with her cat Pyewacket, and too many plants. She’s been involved in non-partisan movements such as Women in Toronto Politics and #OurCityHall. She’s passionate about making policy accessible for everyone.

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Hana Shafi is a Toronto-based writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Torontoist, Huffington Post, and has been featured on Buzzfeed India, Buzzfeed Canada, CBC, Flare Magazine, Mashable, and Shameless, Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. She just released her first book this September, titled It Begins With The Body. Photo by Jessica Laforet.

We would like to thank the following folks who helped with this project in various ways; Cameron MacLeoad, Shazia Mazhar, Lauren Simmons, Parsley Potts, Antoni Bennet, Rose Flossie, Jon Buckley, and Ekaterina.

What The Ford has been a true community effort, and while we aren’t paid by anyone to do it, it is definitely work. So Dougie if you’re reading this, feel free to send us where we mail you an invoice for our labour!