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Learn more about the "be revolutionary" icons, figure skater Elladj Baldé, singer/songwriter Shawnee Kish, and disability advocate Taylor Lindsay-Noel, and the organizations they are proud to support below.
Meet Elladj Baldé
Stay tuned for Elladj's episode of Be Revolutionary to learn more about him, how he is paving the way for a more inclusive sport with his organization Skate Global Foundation, and what makes him revolutionary.
Skate Global Foundation
Meet Taylor Lindsay-Noel
Taylor Lindsay-Noel is revolutionary. 15 years ago she was a Canadian national gymnast, but under the coercion of her coach she had a devastating accident that instantly paralyzed her from the neck down for life. Despite this setback, she persevered, and today, Taylor is not only the founder of the tea company, Cup of Té, but also a motivational speaker, disability advocate (@accessbytay) and proud board member of the Holland Bloorview Foundation.
Stay tuned for Taylor's episode of Be Revolutionary to learn more about her, the essential role of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in her journey, and what makes her revolutionary.
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Meet Shawnee Kish
Shawnee Kish is revolutionary. As a Mohawk singer-songwriter, Shawnee was nominated for the 2022 Juno Award for Contemporary Indigenous Artist. Her debut EP was released in 2021. In the same year she was the creator of "Music Is My Medicine", a symphonic work which was performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Shawnee is an outspoken advocate for her 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous communities and has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest names — Lady Gaga, Madonna and Alicia Keys to name a few.
Stay tuned for Shawnee's episode of Be Revolutionary to learn more about her, why she is lending her voice to amplify the work of music education charity MusiCounts, and what makes her revolutionary.