Abeer Yusuf

Abeer (she/her/hers) is a journalist, writer and community builder currently living on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Abeer migrated to Canada seven years ago to pursue her second Masters in Journalism at UBC, and her body of work includes examining identity and belonging, the intersectionality of race and culture, and learning about how we belong (or don't) in places and spaces.

Her interests include living and learning about different models of decoloniality, authentically building connections and community, reading and friendship. Living between Vancouver and the Internet, Abeer is deathly terrified of writing bios, and her passions include telling and listening to stories, beating Google Maps' walking estimates, gushing about moments of serendipity and eating chicken biryani. She also passionately hates Excel spreadsheets.