Meet the Team! Lauryn and Jasmine!

Here are some more Dyke March committee members for you to meet! Lauryn and Jasmine! Both are bespectacled, bike-riding people who are looking forward to Dyke Day!

Lauryn Kronick Kronick

What is your favourite Dyke March memory?
Standing in front of the now-defunct 7 Eleven on Yonge surrounded by thousands of dykes (especially on bikes!) and never thinking I would ever be surrounded by this many beautiful people and feel so much juicy, dykey power again – which kept me coming back year after year and wanting to replicate this feeling every single day (I’m still searching for how we can do this!)

Why do you think the Dyke March is important?
The Dyke March is an essential part of Pride week that gives space to dyke-identified individuals and allies hit the streets all together to make our voices heard and our presence felt. The march is more than just that – it’s a political act, queering our space, a celebration and a demonstration that brings the entire queer community together to focus on the diverse dyke identities that we find across the city. I vote for claiming dyke-identified space throughout the year, beyond just on March day.

What type of dyke are you?
A femme-tastic vintage-dress-wearing one whose actively engaged and plugged into the community. And constantly trying to cover myself in glitter.

What’s your favourite/current dyketastic soundtrack?
I always have the Gossip, The Sounds, Le Tigre, Austra, francophone singer Ariane Moffatt, and recently discovered Violent Vickie and Nicky Click. Oh and Robyn, of course.

Who is your hero?
I don’t even know where to begin, it’s honestly so hard to pick just one! I’m constantly inspired by so many queeros in my community, past and present who trailblaze their own path, don’t let anyone stand in their way, ignore those who bring them down and keep on truckin’, These folks are a reminder that there’s still so much work to be done within our own community, not just externally, to mobilize active queers and engage each other in standing up for our identity, sexuality, freedom and our rights.

How many vintage dress do you own?
I think I stopped counting at 40. No joke.

Jasmine Der Image

What are you most looking forward to in the Dyke March?
Feeling empowered by the number of dykes joining me in the March and the incredible diversity our community offers.

Why do you think the Dyke March is important?
Visibility.

What type of dyke are you?
One that’s much more than just a dyke.

What’s your favourite/current dyketastic soundtrack?
Really organic tribal house.

Who is your hero?
My dad. He’s had an incredible journey that never seemed to break him.

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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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