Heather Jarvis is a queer woman, activist, survivor, and feminist who was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada as a child.
For over a decade Heather has been honoured to volunteer and work with a variety of grassroots social justice projects involving survivors of sexual violence, 2SLGBTQI people, harm reduction, prisoner justice, and the sex workers' rights movement. In 2011 Heather co-founded SlutWalk Toronto, a small rally that began in Toronto and then spread around the world. Since then, she has done a TEDx talk, been interviewed by media around the world, presented at the international Women Deliver 2019 conference, and become a public speaker, advocate and educator.
Heather has a deep commitment to compassion and accountability, harm reduction and transformative justice from the ground up. She currently lives in a small rural cabin with her partner and two rescue dogs, as a settler in Newfoundland & Labrador, and works in St. John’s for Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP), the only sex worker rights program in the province.