Andrew is an award-winning writer, a speaker, activist, equity educator and scholar. Her appearances include CTV, Global, CP24, MTV, CBC, BBC, THIS Magazine (“This Abject Body”), Metro News (“Ask Jill” life, career and education column), Toronto Star, tonight newspaper (“Jills Last Word”) and NOW Magazine (Fashion).
Andrew’s community distinctions include: Premier of Ontario and JS Woodsworth Woman of Distinction nominations and being named one of University of Toronto Scarborough’s “150 Neighbours” in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Scarborough community; two Canadian Ethnic Media Association awards, the Michele Landsberg Media Award among others.
Her academic acknowledgements include CERLAC, Soroptimist Foundation of Canada, Patrick Solomon Urban Diversity awards, and being named Humber College’s School of Social & Community Services Alumna of Distinction.
Andrew’s doctoral research and focus include women & girls body image, leadership, race & representation politics, appearance-based discrimination, body-based harassment, and fashion. Andrew is a community co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop – the world’s oldest LGBT bookstore. She is an avid cat lover, volunteer and donor within her communities.