"We’re so fortunate to live in a country with no lack of inspiring women, but if I had to choose just one as my hero, I would say it’s Tanya Tagaq. I’m in constant awe of her talent, her advocacy for Indigenous issues, and her ability to shift perceptions on what it means to be Canadian. She’s a firebrand."
—Jes Watson, Editor-in-Chief
"A Canadian literary hero who is ever relevant, outspoken and involved. And for someone with such a flair for seeing the frightening dystopian possibilities of the world, Atwood's curiosity and charm is amazingly optimistic."
—Claire Sibonney, Digital Director
"My Canadian hero is comedian Catherine O’Hara. I admire how clever and funny she is, and recognize her tremendous contribution to comedy writing as well as acting. Her work embodies a spirit of kindness, generosity and fun that makes me smile and go 'Wow' at the same time. I think she’s fearless!"
—Jennifer Danter, Acting Executive Food Editor