Team work makes the dream work. Get to know the team behind the dream at LooseLeaf Magazine.
Managing Editor / Non-fiction Editor
Jasmine Gui is a Singaporean-born diasporic writer who grew up in the urban centres of East Asia, and now lives in Toronto. She is a poet, editor and non-fiction writer who believes writing to be a radical act of world-building, and an honest grappling with the precarity of translations. You can find her thinking at jaziimun.
Abby Ho is a Canadian born-Chinese artist. She is interested in the accessibility of art and how art can be used as a social tool to bridge gaps within different cultures, and subjects such as psychology or biology.
Managing Visual Arts Editor
Amanda Low currently studies under the Drawing and Painting program at OCADU, and is interested in the current developments in painting, racial issues and the digital realm. She approaches both subjects through art making.
Managing Fiction Editor / Non-fiction Editor / Blog Editor
Elliott is a 2nd generation Canadian born Chinese trying to understand and piece together disparate ideas through art. His work is entangled within anti-oppression and feminist frameworks looking to explore art as a transformative space of imagining better futures.
Managing Poetry Editor
Natalie Wee is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016). Her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and two Pushcart Prizes. Born in Singapore to Malaysian parents, she currently resides in Toronto.
Visual Arts Editor
Philip Ocampo is a queer, Filipino-Canadian Toronto based artist and curator. His practice examines desire; from power to longing, representation to memory. Primarily working in sculpture, installation and illustration, Ocampo uses mysticism, the ethereal, and the celestial as tools for self introspection. He’s a Pisces. www.philipocampo.com
Visual Arts Editor
Rose Ho is a Toronto-born, Chinese-Canadian who graduated from OCAD University with a degree in art criticism. She loves writing about art and culture, delving into the history, symbolism, and cultural theory surrounding works of art, and learning about different global perspectives through art, film, and literature. In her free time, she writes film reviews on her blog, Rose-Coloured Ray-Bans.
Elizabeth Ching is a lover of reading, for truth that can be found in fiction and for the beauty words can inspire. She is exploring her identity as a word-lover, woman, and Chinese-born Canadian in society, through the perspectives of those like and unlike her.
Victoria Liao is a queer-identified Chinese-Canadian feminist who reads, learns, and writes about the productive tensions generated at intersections of multiple and conflicting identities. She is particularly interested in how the arts can express the inexpressible in liminal spaces where other forms fall short.
Elise Yoon is a writer and community organizer. She is interested in the power of poetry to disrupt spaces and reclaim identities. When not working with LooseLeaf, she coordinates a youth mental health program and sits on the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council.
Isabelle Zhu lives and writes in Toronto. She is currently researching theories of friendship in postcolonial literature. Her poetry has been published by Acta Victoriana and the Puritan.
Lucy Lu is a photographer and artist based in Toronto, ON. Her subject matter often involves storytelling and creating both real and imaginary visual narratives. Lucy frequently works with graphic design and book design, and has been a part of several arts and cultural publications.
Editorial & Layout
Rebecca Yu is a Chinese Canadian, born and raised in Toronto. She has a passion for all things graphics and design-related, but takes a special interest in paper crafts and custom card-making.
Editorial & Layout
Chloe is an architecture student currently based in Toronto, Canada. Other than always dreaming of Japan and admiring its minimalism, she is constantly in search of defining her own aesthetic and taking pictures of everything around her [food, people, blooming teas…].