Feminist Creator Prize

The Feminist Creator Prize acknowledges, encourages, and supports diverse feminist creators promoting critical conversations about gender justice and equality, safety, and freedom from harm.

2024 Judge Panel

sasha exeter

Sasha Exeter


With a thriving career as a sought-after brand collaborator, product developer, designer and podcast host, Sasha uses her platform and voice to inspire and motivate people to create positive change both for themselves and the circle that surrounds them. She is a retired elite athlete, who left a high level corporate job to create her own brand. Through her unique approach to fitness and wellness, Sasha has the ability to encourage just about anyone to not only move their body, but to take care of it from the inside out.

It is that expert knowledge, deep experience and sheer perseverance combined with her honest approach to sharing her journey that resonates with so many people as well as the brands she partners with. The Toronto native is a true pioneer in the digital space and has created award winning campaigns with like minded brands that share her commitment to supporting people’s lives and lifting them up.

During her career she has co-designed products and collections for Joe Fresh Active, Ela Handbags, Indigo, Tetley Tea and Blume. Collaborative long term partners include Caudalie, BMW, Pandora, Michael Kors, JVN Hair, Indigo and she is very proud to be the national face of Joe Fresh Active. She is a true pioneer in the digital space.

“I’m excited to amplify sharp, excellent feminist creators harnessing the power of digital media to inspire us today. Hate and harassment is a pressing problem – building safety, rights, and care for all women, Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people is the solution.”

hannah sung

Hannah Sung


Hannah Sung is co-founder of Media Girlfriends, an award-winning production company led by journalists of colour. Previously, she worked at the Globe and Mail, CBC, TVO and MuchMusic, where she was the host of MuchNews and The NewMusic.

She executive produced award-winning podcasts at TVO and The Walrus Lab on social issues, politics and current affairs. In 2020, she was the Asper Fellow at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies, where she led a post-graduate journalism class in narrative podcasting. Hannah began her career in music television at MuchMusic, where she was the host of shows including MuchNews and the live red carpet at the MuchMusic Video Awards.

“As digital hate and harassment grows, diverse feminists creators are flexing their creative muscles to spark change. I’m proud to be a part of this initiative. It’s exactly what we need to amply feminist voices.”

kyne santos



Kyne is a star from Kitchener, Ontario Canada. She is known around the world for her successful YouTube channel where she creates DIY drag tutorials, and her TikTok channel where she tells math riddles and gives lessons on statistics. Fusing her two passions together, Kyne breaks down barriers with every upload, bringing STEM education to the queer community and queerness to STEM.

Born in the Philippines and raised on the karaoke songs of divas, she channels her love of old school glamour in her performances, where she wows with conceptual looks and her larger than life presence. She is a multi-talented entertainer who lipsyncs, dances with wild stunts, sings live, and plays the flute. With dreams of becoming a star, she took to the camera to create the YouTube channel “onlinekyne” in 2013, where she posted vlogs, makeup tutorials, and the musings of a high school boy. She graduated high school with a prestigious scholarship to study mathematics at the University of Waterloo, where she started her drag career. By day, she studied linear algebra and real analysis, and by night, she was styling wigs and making drag costumes for her YouTube subscribers. She continues to make DIY drag tutorials where she teaches thousands of queens, cosplayers, stylists, and fans how to be self-reliant artists.

She took to TikTok in 2020 to tell math riddles and give math history lessons while dressed to the nines, and quickly gained viral success. Penned by many as “better than my math teacher”, Kyne’s math lessons entrance and inspire many math-phobes. She teaches audiences to be critical of misleading graphs, and debunks faulty math used for bad intentions. Always learning and always teaching, Kyne continues to remind audiences the importance of education, scientific literacy, and optimism with a little guts and lots of glitter.

“As a queen in many different intersections, I’m excited to help uplift feminist voices and fellow creators working towards positive social change!

About the Feminist Creator Prize

The Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Feminist Creator Prize recognizes diverse feminist creator individuals or groups in Canada who excel in using highly accessible digital media to publicly advocate for gender justice, safety, and freedom from harm. Winners are selected annually by a panel of creator judges to receive $5,000, with ongoing opportunities for showcase and celebration.

Hannah Sung announcing the launch at the Elevate Festival on September 28, 2023.

2024 Prize Awardees

Winners will be announced on March 8, 2024, identified and selected by our judge panel.

Eligible creators include individuals and groups successfully developing:


Social media content



Educational Tools



And more

Michele Landsberg
The Feminist Creator Prize is presented in honour of Michele Landsberg, award-winning journalist, author, social activist, and feminist.
“Those who make a revolution and those who write about it are usually two different people. Michele Landsberg is one of the few on earth who is trusted and effective at both.”
Gloria Steinem

Why We Need the Feminist Creator Prize

Online abuse, threats, hate, and harassment against women, girls, and Two Spirit, trans, and non-binary people are gaining momentum, which runs counter to the goal of a gender equal Canada. At the same time, equity-seeking communities and the next generation lead the way in renewed calls for justice, equity, and a better future. Now is the time to challenge hate and harassment and bolster diverse feminist voices.

  • Hate crime reports have increased by 72% since 2019, linked to increasing hate in digital spaces, including that directed at women, 2SLGBTQ+ people, and racialized and faith groups (Statistics Canada, 2022).
  • 67% of those who report online intimidation to police are women and girls. 1 in 5 women report experiencing online harassment (Statistics Canada, 2018).
  • Gender intersects with other identities and multiplies the effect of online hate and harassment for women and gender-diverse people who are Indigenous, Black, living with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+, and more (Canadian Women’s Foundation, 2019).
  • The Coalition for Women in Journalism reports that Canada is the country where the greatest number of women journalists were exposed to organized troll campaigns in 2022.
  • 43% of people have seen/experienced sexist content or comments online, and 4 in 10 internet users have seen or experienced content that promotes hate or violence (Canadian Race Relations Foundation, 2021).

  • Almost one-third of people in Canada are hesitant about using social media or taking part in online discussions due to harassment concerns (CIRA, 2019).

  • When women report tech-facilitated violence, they’re often told to stop posting. This effectively silences them and enables the problem to persist.

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2024, the Feminist Creator Prize will be given to three winners selected by the judge panel. While you cannot apply for the prize directly, if you are a feminist creator in Canada and would like to be considered or you know someone who should be considered, please fill out our online suggestion form.
You can read our fact sheet. You can also subscribe and listen to our Alright, Now What? podcast, which has released episodes on the issue. Listen where you get your podcast content.

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