Josey Ross

Josey spends her days working in the anti-violence movement, advocating for change on the micro, meso, and macro levels, educating folks on combating rape culture, and providing support and advocacy for survivors of sexualized and intimate partner violence. She holds an MA in Health Policy and Equity from York University, where she focused on the intersections of mental and physical health for survivors of intimate partner and sexualized violence. She’s especially interested in neoliberalism and how it has shaped and changed both cultural definitions of (mental and physical) health and the ways that we enact health practices -from the impacts of NAFTA on the healthcare system in Canada to the fetishization of kale. Born in North Vancouver, Josey now considers Vancouver home and spends her downtime blogging about mental health, critical theory, and body politics. She also enjoys riding her bike, knitting, and aspires to sew her own wardrobe.