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Your Hosts.

- Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth - 

Dr Nili Kaplan-Myrth, MD, CCFP, PhD, is a family doctor in central Ottawa and a medical anthropologist who writes about health policy and politics. She has expertise in women's health, transgender health, Indigenous self-determination, disability studies, and mental health. She is a Commonwealth scholar (University College London, UK), and a Fulbright scholar (Yale University), who completed graduate school, then went to medical school to put what she'd learned as a social scientist into practice as a physician. She's published extensively, including three books: Hard Yakka: Transforming Indigenous Health Policy and Politics, Women Who Care: Women's Stories of Healthcare and Caring, and Much Madness, Divinest Sense: Women's Stories of Mental Health and Health Care. She is passionate about her work, about community activism, and puts a great deal of love into raising three feminist children with her lifelong partner. She can be found on Twitter @nilikm

- Ariel Troster -

Ariel Troster is a communications strategist and community activist with more than 20 years experience working on feminist and LGBTQ issues, as well as with unions and non-profits. Her academic background is in journalism and she holds an MA in feminist and gender studies. As a queer femme and a co-parent to an eight year-old girl, she has become an accidental activist on everything from sexism at summer camp to the need for safe schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to co-hosting Prescription: Advocacy, Ariel is active with Rainbow Haven, an Ottawa-based sponsorship and support group for LGBTQ refugees. She is also a former board member of Egale Canada and the Ten Oaks Project. When she is not raising hell, she runs or lifts weights to blow off steam, or drags her stubborn corgi out on long walks. She can be found on Twitter @ArielTroster

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Our Team.

Image by Robert Keane

Allana Stuart is an award-winning journalist and former CBC Radio producer who left a successful career in broadcast journalism to become a stay-at-home mom. While raising her two young children, she segued into advocacy and mentorship work in the areas of breastfeeding support for new mothers and maternal health and well-being. Once her kids started school, she shifted her focus to activism at the parent council level and also worked at two women-owned boutiques, selling pretty dresses designed and made in Canada. She plans to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (if she can ever find time to finish her portfolio) and is excited to be re-entering the world of audio production with this podcast. 


Special thanks to Jan Lim for creating the RxAdvocacy website. An aspiring medical anthropologist and current community advocate, you can find her sharing her research on Twitter @iamjanlim and her personal journey on Instagram @janllim.


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