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Emma Ettinger

Interviewer/Outreach Worker - AESHA Project

Emma Ettinger (any pronouns) is an Interviewer/Outreach Worker with the AESHA Project at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity. They are a settler of Slavic descent on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and qiqéyt (Qayqayt) nations, and a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia with a BA in First Nations and Indigenous Studies. Emma has developed their anti-oppressive lens through multiple years of experience across different roles at WISH Drop-In Centre, and through work as an assistant at UBC’s Humanities 101 programme, which provides free university level classes to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Emma additionally carries lived understanding of addiction, disability and sex work. Throughout their work, Emma aims to be deeply accountable to her communities and engage a harm reduction framework that aims to both redistribute material necessities, and advocate against structures of oppression which create the conditions of limited autonomy.