Jasmine Gui - Project Administrator
Jasmine Gui is a Singaporean-born interdisciplinary artist and researcher living and working on Dish with One Spoon Territory in Tkaronto. Currently a PhD2 student at York University in the English department, working in decolonial, diasporic literature and media. She works as the special projects programmer at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. and is also a member of TACLA, an Asian Canadian documenting commons initiative.

She runs Teh Studio and San Press, and does experimental paper arts as one half of the creative duo, jabs (#jabscollabs).

Nasma Ahmed - Curriculum Designer
Nasma Ahmed is a technologist and facilitator. Nasma is currently the Director of the Digital Justice Lab, an initiative building towards a more just and equitable digital future. She has extensive experience working alongside public institutions and the non-profit sector, supporting technology capacity building projects. In 2017 she was an Open Web Fellow with Mozilla and Ford Foundation, during her time as a fellow she focused on building digital security capacities within nonprofits. She is passionate about all things baking, film, ceramics and imagining new worlds.

Khiem Hoang - Report Writer
Khiem Hoang is a writer and musician with a passion for counterculture. His voice is cheeky, chaotic, and often sentimental. Whether he’s working on a poem, report, song, or interview, Khiem always seeks to explore and understand. He thinks a lot about culture, community, and identity.

Khiem has worked with Mass Culture, Mississauga Arts Council, JAYU Canada, Humber College, Reel Asian Film Festival, Panorama Cinema, and The Asian Canadian Living Archive. He has performed spoken word at the Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF+) as well as the Reading is Magic Festival. Khiem also enjoys facilitating workshops on topics such as poetry, writer’s block, underrated Excel functions, and youth leadership.

In his free time, you can find Khiem eating shawarma, trawling thrift stores and shilling obscure artists.

Nawang Tsomo Kinkar - Report Writer
Nawang Tsomo is a writer and researcher interested in photography, contemporary art and curatorial practice. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Toronto and a Masters in photography studies from Toronto Metropolitan University. Her research primarily engages with the visual culture of Tibet and the Himalayas and she has worked with photography collections at the Royal Ontario Museum, The Image Centre, and Canadian Centre for Architecture. She has also done arts programming for The Image Centre, The Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought, and Regent Park Film Festival. Her writing can be found in Public Parking and Peripheral Review. She is currently based between Toronto and New York.
Atif Khan - Program Coordinator
Atif Mikhail Khan (b. Lahore) is a researcher, writer and curator exploring experimental text, image based in what is currently Rexdale, Toronto. His research driven practice intersects key themes of multi-scalar political violence, anti-colonial social and political thought, archival fragments and visual studies. He is a Master of Visual Studies candidate in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto.

Samir Ballou - Industry Programmer at Reel Asian
Samir is a film festival programmer, educator, and screenwriter based in Toronto. Currently he is the industry and education programmer at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, where he continues his efforts to strengthen the inclusion of Asian Canadian filmmakers in the media industry. His love for character-driven cinema drove him to study Media Production at the Toronto Metropolitan University, so that he could learn to write television series with characters he wished he’d seen growing up. Samir has a background in TV development from working internships in the original scripted department at Boat Rocker Media and Rogers Media. He grew up on a tiny Island called Mayotte and in his daydreams he’s back there on the beach.

Natalie Wee - Copyeditor
Natalie Wee is a queer creator whose work is deeply informed by grassroots communities. She wrote two poetry collections, Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (San Press, 2021) and Beast At Every Threshold (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022). Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents, Natalie is currently a settler in Tkaronto.

Abby Ho - Graphic Designer
Abby is a multidiscplinary artist working in Tkaronto. Her artistic practice uses sculptural drawings, papercuts, and paintings to create alternative scapes of rediscovering “home” or visualizing intangible desires.

Charisse Fung - Website Designer
Charisse Fung (she/they) is a HongkongnessCanadian sometimes-curator/artist/archivist existing in Tkaronto, Canada. Their devotion to meaningful connection and collaboration is reflected in projects centering storytelling, visibility, and kinship. She’s currently just doing her best.