My name is Marina, I grew up in Canada and have lived in the UK and parts of Europe since 2007. I come from a background in hospitality and restaurant management. I have always held care and concern over the environment and injustices in our world, but lacked understanding in the severity and interconnectedness of it all, until about 2 years ago when I started learning more and understanding the reality of what we’re facing and what has been happening in the global south for decades. I joined Animal Rebellion at the October Rebellion and have been coordinating the Connecting Communities circle since December. Working to build relationships across a variety of movements and organisations within the Animal Justice, Climate and Social Justice sector. Working alongside these movements and organisations has allowed me to grow my understanding of how the systems within our society are connected and how they continue to oppress and exploit our communities, our planet and all other beings we share this earth with.