At Black Voice, we aim to create an inclusive community that strives to achieve equal representation among Black people in Canada. Black Voice is an online platform that delivers relevant, yet engaging content where we can empower and inspire our audience. We use our platform to represent a variety of different stories written by our talented writers and designed by our superb team.
We focus on showcasing images, articles, and creative designs that complement different themes and promote Black identity, intelligence, and success. Our diverse content is created by Black people, for Black people. We want to ensure that our platform acknowledges many complex issues that can be analyzed through an intersectional lens to deeply understand the avenues of success and reemerging challenges that the Black community is confronted with in our rapidly changing world.
Meet The Team
Anjalli Becharbhai is the Managing Editor at Black Voice. She is a graduate from the University of Toronto and holds a Specialization in Political Science and a Minor in English. She has had previous experience with writing a multitude of complex and interesting articles for The Medium. Her goal as a Managing Editor at Black Voice is to effectively articulate the stories, perspectives, and voices of racialized people and make them feel heard.
Brian Akin is the Creative Editor at Black Voice. Brian is a graphic designer and illustrator that lives in Toronto. He has been illustrating since he was a kid, and has always had a passion for art. Brian uses whatever elements of design that I’ve learned from art and applies them to my design work. Brian graduated in 2018 from George Brown College and has been taking on many freelance design jobs to help him gain more experience working with people. Brian is always looking for a new challenge and he would like to work in a design studio or for a company.
Lavanya Kathirgamanathan is one of the Writers for this year’s publication at Black Voice. She’s a recent graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University, where she studied Journalism and will further her education in Human Resources at George Brown College. Lavanya has experience writing for multiple publications and has her own food blog on social media. Lavanya’s main goal as a writer for the Black Voice publication is to showcase Black excellence within the community, and in the city of Toronto.
Priscilla Wiredu is a writer for this year’s Black Voice project. An alumni of York University, she graduated with Honors where she studied Social Sciences. She then went on to get an Ontario Graduate certificate in Creative Writing from the Humber School for Writers, and a college certificate in Legal Office Administration at Seneca College. She is currently studying for the LSAT in hopes of going to law school. Her main goal as a Black Voices writer is to ensure Black issues and Black Pride are enunciated through her works.
Social Media Team
Katrina Dela Cruz
Katrina Dela Cruz is the Social Media Coordinator for Black Voice. She’s passionate about helping organizations grow their impact and create positive change in the world. She loves being in nature and tries to spend a lot of her free time outdoors, especially when the weather is nice. Some of the activities she enjoys are playing badminton with her friends, and taking long walks under the sun.
Alicia Tse has worked with Black Voice since its launch back in 2021 and it has been such an eye opening experience to see the publication grow throughout the years.
As the social media community manager, she works closely with Black Voice’s social media coordinator, Katrina Dela Cruz, to create content across all our social media platforms. She is also responsible for creating the advertisement pages within each Black Voice issue.