Bijah Spevakow

PYE Gender Program Lead (Intern)

Bijah was born and raised in Vancouver B.C, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. She is a recent graduate from Quest University Canada, where she focused on issues surrounding identity, sexuality and gender, through the performing arts. She is passionate about using the arts as modes of self-expression, communication and healing. She explicitly wants to put her energy into community-based projects that foster communication, care, togetherness and trust.  Through her facilitation work at Quest University and Power of Hope, she has experienced the power that creativity brings to fostering both personal and communal growth. She is continuing to train in the art of creative facilitation and plans to bring that into her gender-focused work with PYE.