A global e-Zine, BEHIND-THE-SCENES Magazine (B. T. S. M.) anonymously shares personal stories of gender prejudice and discrimination from people of all ages from around the world. We publish compelling and unique accounts of and opinions on a wide range of gender-related topics, including but not limited to female infanticide, sexual subjugation, custody rights, education access, divorce rights, clothing requirements, and LGBT+ rights. Our aim is to highlight lesser-known micro- and macro-aggressions present in society, no matter how controversial or taboo, and influence both everyday and political discourse, keeping gender equity issues out in the open.
Ishita Aggarwal is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has a keen interest in Gender Equality and Social Sustainability. She has served as Access and Equity Student Blogger at U of T Student Life Blog, Founding Member of Women in Science and Engineering National Conference, and Research Associate at International Women's Rights Project. In December 2015, Ishita founded BEHIND-THE-SCENES Magazine (B.T.S.M.). Through her work, she hopes to give voice to those who often go unheard and use the power of storytelling to inspire reflection and encourage action.
As a book-loving, knowledge seeking, food aficionado and die-hard feminist, Jacqueline Lossing moves through the world by disrupting it with honesty, peace, and transparency. She's currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University, hoping to become well-informed of all things nature and philosophy. She breathes new life into her days by infusing them with jazz, movies made prior to the turn of the century, and indoor gardening. Jacqueline is elated that she has the opportunity to spend her time working with B.T.S.M!
Lindsay Doucet holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Acadia University and a Master's of Public Administration from Queen's University. Lindsay is currently a research policy analyst. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer with many organizations, travel, and cook. Originally from Nova Scotia, Lindsay now lives in Toronto, Ontario. Lindsay is a passionate feminist and is so glad to be a part of the B.T.S.M team! Follow her on Twitter at @lindsaydoucet.
Vineeta Varshney is a passionate marketing professional, expert in developing and deploying strategies to move a business forward. She is skilled in Digital/Traditional Marketing, Branding, Media Planning, Marketing Management and Customer Relationship Management. She is a competitive, energetic and results-oriented achiever. Vineeta is active on all major social media platforms and usually uses them to voice her outrage towards injustice in society. Vineeta is happy to be part of B. T. S. M. and motivate people to share their stories. Follow her on twitter at @vineetavarshney.