Melissa Hunt

Melissa Hunt recently graduated from Trent University with a Joint Major in Business Administration and Gender Studies. Melissa says: I couldn’t have imagined my good fortune to learn the importance of engaging in activism in a meaningful, constructive, way. While I’m still trying to figure out my relationship with the word ‘activism’, my final undergraduate year helped me gain some direction, and I believe that direction will shape how I continue to understand what activism looks like. Understanding that different moments can come together to make meaningful stories, stories that can transforms into moments of activism, encourages me to reflect on the moments in my life that led me to this point and how they interact with those around me. I recognize that I have considerable privilege that allows me to navigate Canadian institutions with relative ease, and remain committed to using that privilege to make spaces for voices that are often left out of the mainstream narrative and to help create positive change in our community. 


Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.