Rebecca Rose

Writes, Edits, Consults, Speaks

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Mi’kma’ki. A unionized freelance writer, editor, consultant, and presenter, currently based in Dartmouth, NS.

Rebecca oscillates between writing articles for both online and print publications and part-time writing contracts for non-profit, government, and private clients.

A Ryerson University Journalism graduate Rebecca has written and edited for: The Coast, DailyXtra.com, Our Times, Nova Scotia Advocate, Rabble.ca, Halifax Media Co-op, Autostraddle, the Ryerson Review of Journalism and the book OUT: Queer Looking, Queer Acting Revisited.

With over a decade of experience within the student and labour movements, Queer and Trans and feminist communities, Rebecca has in-depth knowledge of: federal, provincial and municipal politics; post-secondary education; various social movements; issues affecting Queer and Trans communities; misogyny and rape culture; and reproductive justice. Rebecca isn’t scared to stick her neck out for an issue or a story that she believes in.

Proud member of the Canadian Freelance Union (UNIFOR).


New Book

Before the Parade

A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities (1972-1984).

Author: Rebecca Rose

In Before the Parade, journalist and activist Rebecca Rose brings her queer femme, feminist perspective to this compelling, and necessary, history of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in Halifax.

Here are stories of being at the forefront; of founding a group to fight for gay liberation just three years after the Stonewall riots, of initiating the first nationally coordinated gay and lesbian day of action in 1977, and of spearheading a campaign to include sexual orientation in the Human Rights Act. A thoroughly researched, narrative history, this foundational collection includes perspectives and insights from the artists, business people, academics, and organizers who—by way of living their lives, and through their activism—made it possible for so many others to exist, to be out, to be proud, to continue to push for change.

With over 40 black and white images and two colour inserts, Before the Parade shines a brilliant light on LGB Halifax’s compelling—and never before told—history.

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited

Order the book here.

Experience

with examples of previous work

Before the Parade

A History of Halifax's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984

In Before the Parade, journalist and activist Rebecca Rose brings her queer femme, feminist perspective to this compelling, and necessary, history of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in Halifax.

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Media Relations

Over a Decade of Experience

Rebecca brings over 10 years experience in media relations to her media relations workshops.

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Speaking

Insightful & Engaging

Rebecca is a sought-after MC and speaker who has hosted or spoken at a wide variety of events.

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Journalism

Online and Print

Over her five years as a freelance journalist Rebecca has chosen to focus on underreported stories, the people and movements at the fore of social change, and politics (mostly when they make her angry).

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Social Media

Tailored to Your Audience

Rebecca has extensive experience writing and editing online training tools, campaign and promotional materials, reports, media advisories and press releases, and grant applications.

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Writing

Communications, Reports, & Educational Materials

Rebecca has extensive experience writing and editing online training tools, campaign and promotional materials, reports, media advisories and press releases, and grant applications.

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Skillset

fully immersed in communities

Research

I collaborate with stakeholders, ask meaningful questions, probe user goals, motivations, to understand context.

Advocacy

I am actively engaged in and advocate for the issues, community and organization I work for.

Leadership

I have experience running for elections, taking leadership roles, and coordinating teams.