About Aimee

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Aimee Louw is a writer, activist, radio host and media-based researcher currently living in Montreal, Quebec, unceded Mohawk territory. Her media practice spans topics of accessibility, sexuality and feminism, through the multimedia Underwater City Project, sex-education blog and video series, ACSEXE+, and through publication in print media and radio. Aimee campaigns for accessible transit and cultural spaces with the activist collective, Accessibilize Montreal, of which she is a co-founding member. She co-coordinates the Critical Disability Studies Working Group at Concordia University and is a regular contributor to the NCRA Award-Winning radio program, Native Solidarity News. Motivated by the power of collaborative research, her current multimedia work focuses on the intersections between accessibility and anti-colonial activisms.

           Aimee’s work has been published and featured in the Montreal Gazette, the Rabble Podcast,Talking Radical Radio, CBC, CTV, Global TV, the Journal de Montréal. She has presented research on media in social movements at academic conferences at Concordia, York and McGill Universities and was a Terry Fox Humanitarian Award scholar from 2007-2012. Aimee is regularly invited to speak at public events, and collaborate on creative events such as Montreal’s Lower(the)depths theatre residency, and soon, the Truth and Reconciliation workshop at the Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center in Bogotá Colombia.

This is her online home, gathering in one place, her research, blogs, multimedia projects, radio work, publications and presentations. She can be reached through the contact page or by email: aimee@underwatercity.ca