Expert: Jill Andrew

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Jill Andrew Columnist

Jill Andrew CYW, BA (Hons.), BEd, MA (Sept ’08) is an award-winning national columnist with the Metro Toronto Daily Newspaper and still enjoys livening things up as a teacher, women’s/youth advocate, performer, entrepreneur, events host and public speaker throughout the city. Jill is the founder and producer of Curvy Catwalk— Canada ’s first and only annual “plus size” fashion fundraiser increasing body image/eating problems awareness and funds for Sheena’s Place & NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information Centre). Annually on December 24, Jill also organizes with friends and media/activist colleagues the JAM (Jill Andrew Media) For Hope Homelessness Initiative providing food and clothing necessities to those in need. 

Jill’s on-air and print appearances include the Toronto Star, NOW Magazine, Passion Magazine, Sway, Vervegirl Magazine, GRAND, City TV, OMNI, CP24, CBC Radio, Global, ET Canada, HGTV and more. 

Jill is a member of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) where she has won two national awards for Best Editorial and Best Column, the Black Business Professional Association (BBPA) and the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) Vanguard Philanthropy Group among others. Jill loves to socialize, is obsessed with cats and still believes her lottery jackpot is just around the corner! Jill is completing her Women & Gender Studies Masters degree at the University of Toronto and one day plans on hosting her own TV talk show. Jill Andrew is also the recipient of the 2008 Michele Landsberg Award. The national award, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation (www.cdnwomen.org), recognizes young women 30 and under who are outstanding feminists in the area of media and/or activism. Jill currently resides in Toronto , ON Canada . 

For more visit www.jillandrewmedia.com or www.curvycatwalk.com