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Desmond Cole is an award-winning freelance journalist and an activist based in Toronto. He is a columnist for the Toronto Star, and his work can also be found in Toronto Life, Walrus, NOW, Torontoist, Ethnic Aisle, and several other publications. Desmond was honoured three times at the 2015 National Magazine Awards, including a gold prize for Best New Magazine Writer. He also hosts a radio program every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. on Newstalk 1010. Desmond is currently working on his first book about the experiences of Black Canadians.