Introducing the 2023 TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion

The Walrus and TD Bank Group are pleased to announce Khalida as the new TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion

Black and white photograph of 2023 TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion Khalida

Toronto, September 1, 2023: The Walrus and TD have selected the latest recipient of the TD Fellowship on Disability and Inclusion. Thanks to generous support from TD, Khalida will join The Walrus in exploring issues related to disability and inclusion across all of The Walrus platforms through 2023 and 2024, continuing the organization’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility initiatives in media.

Khalida will receive training and experience in the marketing, digital, and events departments at The Walrus, and will contribute to the curation, planning, and promotion of The Walrus’s journalism and events.

The fellowship serves three purposes: removing barriers for a media professional with a disability to work in the sector and gain direct and relevant experience; strengthening the capacity of The Walrus as an inclusive organization; and benefitting The Walrus audiences by exposing them to more critical content related to disability and inclusion.

As the National Inclusion Partner of The Walrus, TD will also present an in-person event this year. The Walrus Talks Equitable Housing will take place in Vancouver on October 26, at 7 p.m. PT. Registrations for the fall events season will open soon. Sign up here to learn more.

TD has supported the Fellowship on Disability and Inclusion since 2020. The Walrus thanks them for their continued commitment to working toward positive social change in the media industry.

“Being chosen as the TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion by The Walrus is both an honour and an exciting new chapter in my commitment to advocacy. With a passion born from lived experiences and academic explorations, I’m thrilled to help amplify those voices intertwining media and disability that deserve to be heard,” said Khalida, TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion, The Walrus.

“We’re thrilled to congratulate Khalida on being named the 2023 TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion. TD is proud to continue supporting this fellowship and The Walrus as they work to foster meaningful conversations across Canada on today’s important issues,” said Robyn Small, Senior Manager, Philanthropy, TD Bank Group. “Through the TD Ready Commitment, our corporate citizenship platform, we are focused on supporting unique and inclusive initiatives that amplify diverse voices, create opportunities for emerging professionals to learn and collaborate, and help drive sustainable change for a more inclusive and equitable tomorrow.”

Khalida is a media enthusiast and creative profoundly passionate about the meeting of art, media, and advocacy. Grounding her expertise at Western University, she’s been instrumental in projects like Un(heard), a semester-long theme at the Iconoclast podcast produced by the Iconoclast Collective at the university. As someone dedicated to transformative storytelling, she’s expanded her horizons working with clients like Kruger and publishing insightful research into the evolution of verbal art on digital platforms like TikTok and YouTube. This September, she’s set to unveil No One’s Coming, a podcast capturing the complexities of young adulthood. Joining The Walrus as the TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion, Khalida’s goal is clear: use media to share stories that matter and make a difference.

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