Meet the Team! Team Leads: Amber and Robyn

Get to know a little bit about each committee member! This week, we launch this section of the Dyke March Toronto Blog with our Dyke March Team Leads: Amber Moyle & Robyn Romberg!

AmberAmber Moyle

What is your favourite Dyke March memory?
At the end of the 2011 dyke march, a group of drummers joined together and played while we cheered on participants as they finished their walk. This moment felt like a small unexpected celebration that symbolized an amazingly successful year for the Dyke March.  I was so proud of the committee and all of the amazing work we had accomplished and was even more excited to start planning for 2012.

Why do you think the Dyke March is important?
The Dyke March has many different meanings for many different people. Personally, I think it is important because it celebrates the diversity amongst the dyke community. The march offers an open space to be proud of who you are and to support one another through political action and celebration. I am proud to be involved in the march’s production and I hope to see more participants and allies out for 2012.

What type of dyke are you?
Hardcore lipstick lesbian.

What’s your favourite/current dyketastic soundtrack?
The discovery of Hype Machine made my year! My most played song at the moment is Santigold- Disparate Youth. More at: amoyle

Who is your hero?
Isabella Blow. Enough said

Robyn

Robyn Romberg

What is your favourite Dyke March memory?
I still remember the first Dyke March I attended right after I came out. I wasn’t living in Toronto and had never seen that many queer people at once.  It was really empowering and a little emotional.  I’ll admit it – I teared up.

Why do you think the Dyke March is important?
I don’t think Dykes have enough space in Toronto, so the march is so important to bring the community together and be able to walk in solidarity as a whole, while also being able to represent our own personal politics and march for our own causes.

What type of dyke are you?
Umm, it depends on the day! I guess you could say I’m a sporty dyke most of the time.

What’s your favourite/current dyketastic soundtrack?
Adele is my go-to when I’m not sure what to listen to, so I end up listening to her the most.

Who is your hero?
Ellen Degeneres… lame I know… but she got me through a really tough summer living at my parents house in a small hetero town.

Other words…
I loved being a part of the Dyke March as a weekend volunteer last year and I am so pumped to have a larger role this year, and to be a part of Pride Toronto as one of the few women who are on the year-round volunteer crew.  The Dyke March has an incredibly talented team this year, and we are excited to be doing some new things to bring the community another amazing March.

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About Dyke March Toronto

Mission: The 2015 Toronto Dyke March works to create dyke-centred spaces because we need — and demand — more visibility within the Pride Toronto Festival. Goals: Our goal is to organize a political and celebratory march, created by and for dykes across the spectrum. We need to create our own space to be political and visible. Dyke visibility is important because we are not fully represented in the Pride movement or in mainstream society. The Dyke March celebrates our diversity and demonstrates the power of our communities. We hope the Dyke March leaves you with the energy to take action, a sense of community, and an appreciation for your own unique dyke glory! Values: The Dyke March values collective organizing to give dykes who are historically oppressed a platform. These include, but are not limited to, trans folks, Indigenous folks, folks of colour and folks with disabilities. We see this as necessary to create social change.
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