The “Resist” tote bag is designed by Mashal Khan, former Communications and Outreach Coordinator at Hamilton Artists Inc., all proceeds are being donated to the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.
Mashal Khan is a multi media artist who was born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and along with her family immigrated to Turtle Island (North America) in 2002. Mashal graduated from the University of Toronto with a Hon. Bachelor’s of Arts in equity studies, sociology and art. She values freedom, justice and equity. Within her work she hopes to subvert the white and/or male gaze that has often spoken on behalf of marginalized women of colour. Whenever she creates work, Mashal keep this quote by Arundhati Roy in mind: “there’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”