Joanne Vannicola is an Emmy award–winning actor and has been nominated four times for her work in television and film in her career. She is also the recipient of the Leslie Yeo award for Volunteerism, 2019. Vannicola started and is the chair of the first LGBTQ+ committee at ACTRA Toronto, and the founder of Youth Out Loud. Her memoir, All We Knew But Couldn’t Say (2019), is available in stores and online now.