Nelly Bassily

Headshot of Nelly Bassily with arms crossedEmployment Equity Advisor

Nelly Bassily is a queer disability justice advocate and intersectional feminist, anti-racism, and sexual rights activist and media maker with more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Born to Egyptian parents in Tioatià’ke, immigration, diaspora, and identity also inform her activism. In 2021, Nelly received the Top 25 Women of Influence award. Her biggest and most important challenge to-date is being the mother of a one-year-old baby girl whom she loves with all her heart!

Email:  nelly.bassily [at]

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