Trish Teeft on why she feels it’s important to have a Pride Week march in St. John’s: “I just think we need to embrace visibility, from everyone in the community, and allies, in St. John’s. It’s a great opportunity to bring everyone together and foster a community of acceptance, no matter how much you identify, how out you are.” Photo by Justin Brake.

Justin Brake is an independent journalist from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland) who currently lives and works on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa. He is of mixed settler and Mi'kmaq descent and focuses much of his attention on Indigenous rights and liberation, social justice, climate action and decolonization. He has worked in various capacities for CBC, The Telegram, APTN News and The Independent, and is actively exploring new forms and styles of journalistic storytelling through emerging frameworks like movement journalism and systems journalism.