Asiyah Robinson (she/her/hers) was born and raised on Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and moved to Lekwungen territories, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, almost six years ago. Since being here, she has been an avid community member, actively using her voice to represent her Black and Muslim communities. She is a member of the Iye Creative Community, an initiative dedicated to Black sovereignty, primarily through food access, using local Indigenous ways of knowing in regards to land stewardship and protection. She has worked as the Director of Youth Engagement for the World Partnership Walk for three consecutive years and is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria, majoring in Biochemistry and Chemistry.
She is a true believer in the revolutionary power of being grounded in faith and spirituality and is constantly working to decolonize her thoughts, actions and processes. As a community connector, she doesn’t feel her role is defined through the lens of western leadership but instead takes steps to be intentional with her actions as a source of reference for those around her.