Our Team

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Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Justine Abigail Yu is a fierce advocate for diversity and representation in Canada’s arts and literature scene. Her mission is to stir the conscience and spur social change. In a parallel life, she is also a marketing and communications strategist for the social impact space.

She and the publication have been featured on national and local media outlets including CTV National News, CBC Metro Morning, CBC Ontario Morning, and CityTV’s Breakfast Television.



Creative Director

Josh Layton specializes in design solutions that integrate visual storytelling to amplify humanity and impact. He works alongside various community initiatives in the LGBT community and is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Loop: Design For Social Good, a social impact design studio in Toronto. Throughout his career, Josh has found joy connecting with people and organizations across Canada, East Africa, and Mexico.




A seasoned software implementation consultant for decades, Jocelyn Yu has been assisting big companies in implementing their systems.  

She has no previous publishing experience but after reading a handful of submissions for Living Hyphen’s inaugural issue, she jumped at the chance to give life to this publication and a platform for its diverse voices. She considers herself lucky for living the best of both worlds of consulting and publishing.