Mehrangiz Monsef (she/her) is a community leader, Truth & Reinstatement Change Agent and mental health advocate with roots in Herat, Afghanistan and Nogojiwanong (Peterborough).
Mehrangiz gives much of her professional and personal growth to her life journey as an equity-seeking community member. Mehrangiz utilized her time at Trent University to not only gain her B.A. but also to do some heavy learning in how Canada has formed, the impacts of disruption that we know as colonization/war and intergenerational trauma.
As a Trent Alumni, her most joyful moments were during her time volunteering, leadership in various clubs and groups, building community across different cultures and being in intergenerational spaces - learning from Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Holders, and grand-parents.
Mehrangiz founded the Nogojiwanong Youth Solidarity Initiative, an innovative youth-led, community-driven grassroots initiative with the goal of building community & understanding between Indigenous & Immigrant youth. Mehrangiz continues her bridge-building work through various initiatives, including the Neenahnew Osakpewasik, Muhajireen-E-Tawhid and through her public speaking.
Mehrangiz has been involved in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Aging Activism Stories of Resistance, Resurgence and Resilience as a Story-teller or Facilitator. Mehrangiz is truly excited and looking forward to being part of the 2023 Youth Stories of Reworlding