About Aimee

Aimee Louw is a freelance journalist, writer, consultant, filmmaker, and radio host of British and Afrikaans Canadian heritage.

Her media practice spans topics of accessibility, disability justice, sexuality, undoing settler fantasies, and feminism.

A contributor to CBC Radio, Canadaland, GUTS Magazine, Ricochet Media, Global Disability Watch, Aimee’s written work has also appeared in the Montreal Gazette, the Media Coop, and The Link Newspaper. She is a contributor to the Geeky Gimp and the Tempest.

Aimee directs the series, Underwater City Project, which documents through writing and video, personal experiences of ableism and accessibility in five Canadian cities.

After being involved in accessibility advocacy and independent media coverage of Indigenous arts and resistance, she undertook a Masters in Communications to look at these two broad areas together asking, are there more ways we can support each other in our unique struggles? She’s currently hiding away working on that.

As part of this series, her short film, My Shoreline, has received Award of Commendation at the 2016 Canada Shorts Film Festival and has been screened internationally at festivals including the Leeds Queer Film Festival, 2017 and the Silver Wave Film Festival, 2016.

She can be reached through the contact page or by email: aimee@underwatercity.ca