Activist in London, Ontario, Canada
Hi! I'm Bailey. I'm 27 and I live on a chunk of stolen land we call "Canada"; London, Ontario to be precise.
I work at a women's shelter in my city and aside from that, my life revolves around my political activism, both online and offline. I am the co-host of an opinion-based political talk show on CHRW radio (94.9FM) called "The Indignants" which goes live Friday afternoons at 1:30pm. I also write sometimes, but very rarely have the time or focus for writing projects nowadays.
Currently I am the president (not to be confused with leader!) of the Pirate Party of Canada, and the Vice-Chairwoman of Pirate Parties International. I am a "Pirate" because I believe in free speech, open access to information, knowledge, and culture, as well as government transparency, support for whistleblowers, and open governance. I believe in human rights, justice, science, combating the rise of Fascism, the power of the Internet and technology in general, ending the war on drugs, taking care of the planet, and exposing and dismantling the surveillance/prison/military industrial complex...to name a few of my passions. I am also a volunteer for the Pursuance Project, an up-and-coming tool for international collaboration between activists, journalists and organizations working on solutions to global injustice and abuses of power.
You wouldn't be wrong in calling me a filthy leftist, but my approach to politics is actually more complicated than that. Depending on the issue, I am influenced by a number of different ideologies ranging from Anarchism, Democratic Socialism to Crypto-Libertarianism...I don't like labels, but if I were to pick one to describe myself politically it would be "Libertarian Socialist", of the Chomskyan variety. But I believe in truth first and foremost, even if that truth doesn't fit my personal narrative. I simply don't fit into an ideological box, and I am 100% ok with that.
If you want to talk or collaborate on anything, feel free to get in touch. You can email me by clicking the "hire me" button...but you're not actually going to hire me for anything and I never get paid for stuff outside of my actual paid job (that button is really just an About.me requirement).
Otherwise, I can be contacted in the following ways:
Main email: email@example.com
Pirate Party of Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pirate Parties International: email@example.com