Q: Can you please introduce yourself?
I’m Leokadia and I play Character #11. She’s the one who is like a “bystander” until she decides to join the others. I’m in 10th grade and I live in Ottawa.
Q: What does being in 12 mean to you?
I feel that 12 has given me a voice in a conversation that I’m otherwise unable to be a part of. Maybe it’s even what really opened my eyes in the first place and gave me incentive to change.
Q: What’s your favourite part of the natural world?
I have a big soft spot for forests because they’re reminiscent of my childhood at camp.
Q: What’s one of your specific Climate Change concerns?
Extinction. Will we go first, or will our planet?
Q: When the audience leaves 12, you hope they will …
Understand the pressure they’ve put on teenagers and see that we really do care.
Q: What’s your favourite hobby?
Writing stories or playing guitar.
Q: What’s your favourite word?
[Image Description: a youth with black hair and wearing a black top & hoodie. She stands, smiling, beside a tree]
Photo: Brigitte Pellerin