Hannah Taylor

“A really crucial part of feminism is committing to an intersectional form of feminism. A really crucial part of attaining gender equality is looking at equity. Within marginalized gender identities there’s a whole host of intersectional oppressions that people of different racial identities or sexualities have to deal with on a daily basis.”

Hannah Taylor is using her voice to lift people out of poverty.

Hannah is the Founder of The Ladybug Foundation, a Winnipeg charity that she began at only 8 years old, after seeing a homeless man looking for food in a dumpster. The charity has since raised over $4 million for people who are homeless, hungry and living in poverty. Hannah also helped launch I can makeChange a Ladybug Foundation Education Program that empowers young people to get involved and make change in their world and is the published author of a children’s book about giving from the heart called Ruby’s Hope.

She has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award and the Meritorious Service Cross.

Hannah is currently a political science senior at McGill University, where she is also an editor and photographer for F Word Magazine, a biannual zine that explores feminism in its present-day cultural context. After completing her final semester Hannah intends to apply to law school, to pursue a degree focused on human rights law.

Learn more about The Ladybug Foundation