AMANDA PARRIS (Co-Founder / Writer / Producer) Born in London, England, descending from Grenadian and Venezuelan ancestry and raised on the south side of Jane Street in Toronto, Canada by a superhero mother, Amanda Parris is an individual motivated by multiple spaces, places and people. Alongside her best friend Natasha Daniel, Amanda is the co-founder of the multi-award winning alternative education organization Lost Lyrics and founder of the critically acclaimed artistic collective T-Dot Renaissance. Amanda was inspired to co-create The Ride or Die Project after she went to visit her friend at the Don Jail. While sitting in the visitor’s waiting room, she looked around and realized that there were only women sitting around her. She wondered about the stories that had led them there, the things they had to accommodate in order to be there and the emotions they were going through in that moment. These women inspired her to embark on this journey.