Makeda Silvera is a Jamaican-Canadian writer, activist, lesbian-feminist who lives in Toronto. In 1985 she co-founded Sister Vision: Black Women and Women of Colour Press. There she played a significant role as a publisher and managing editor. Spanning nearly two decades, Sister Vision created a space for women of colour and Indigenous women to see their writings and their illustrations in print. Sister Vision changed the landscape of Canadian literature. Makeda has written books and numerous essays; she has also edited many anthologies.