Cicely Belle Blain

Cicely Belle Blain in a purple top, holding their book and standing in front of grey bricks; credit to Joy Gyamfi

Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme from London, UK, now based in Vancouver. They are noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one Vancouver’s 50 most powerful people by Vancouver Magazine in 2018 and again in 2020, BC Business’s 30 under 30 and one of Refinery29’s Powerhouses. 

Cicely Belle is the CEO of Bakau Consulting, the Editorial Director of Ripple of Change Magazine, and the author of Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020).  Burning Sugar was shortlisted for the 2021 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and longlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. They also instruct Executive Leadership at Simon Fraser University and serve on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation. [from the author’s website]

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