Kate Macdonald was born and raised in Halifax, NS. She has always been involved in the arts since a very young age. She has been acting in her community since the age of four and has always shown an interest in photography and being generally creative. She always knew she was drawn to art and performance in some way. She studied Performance Acting at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. But moved back when she was offered a role on CBC’s Studio Black! She stayed in Halifax, NS and continued doing some acting work around the city. At the end of 2016 and with the election of Donald Trump she knew her reaction had to be radical. Out of this desire for making change she Founded and Co Created The Magic Project with Emma Paulson. This project has sparked an unquenchable desire to make radical change. Macdonald feels now is one of the most important times in her life to use art as a vehicle for discussing global issues of marginalized communities. She hopes to continue hosting workshops, community discussions and empowering youth with art as the universal language in all of those spaces. Currently, Kate works at The Youth Project as a Community Educator. Additionally she works at IMOVe as a Youth Programmer and Facilitator. She also does freelance facilitation and programming for non for profit organizations in multiple cities across Canada. Kate would like to thank everyone who has supported her journey and looks forward to collaborating with more local artists and eventually other artists across the country.