Mariam Tell

Wed Designer

Mariam Tell (she/her) is a student at Branksome Hall in Toronto. Having lived most of her life in Lebanon, she is most interested in working to help protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants through her advocacy for human rights and inclusive educational policy. She is a member of the Amnesty Canada National Organizer program, and sees the work of The Matchstick as crucial to amplifying the voices of young advocates, defenders, and allies through creative expression. In other fields, Mariam has helped further the work of organizations in both Lebanon and Canada to promote the prevention of human rights abuses such as torture, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearances. Mariam’s experience in web design stems from her role as Digital Editor for the Canadian Arab Institute’s newly launched blog and as a design intern for the Lebanese Center for Human Rights. Mariam is honored to help turn The Matchstick into an online hub that empowers and connects youth everywhere in their passion for art and activism.