Here is a look at some of our most dedicated activists.
Humans of Basic Income was founded by Hamilton, Ontario-based photographer Jessie Golem. She is a University of Waterloo alumnus and an accomplished photographer, writer and musician.
Despite working numerous jobs, often at once, Jessie has struggled with finding stable employment that provides her with a living wage. When she found out she had been selected to receive basic income as part of Ontario’s Pilot Program, it was a huge relief.
If you Google her name, you will find that Jessie has a habit of going viral. Just a few months before the BI program was cancelled by Rob Ford’s Conservative Government, she went viral on Reddit for her advocacy of the Basic Income program she was a part of.
When the pilot was cancelled, she decided to use that momentum and combine it with her skills as a photographer.