Layla Cameron (they/she) is an academic, artist and advocate living on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) Nations.
Layla is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, with research interests in women and gender studies, feminist media studies, reality television, fat studies, queer theory, disability studies, and outdoor recreational cultures. Their work has most recently appeared in Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, BIG: Stories About Life in Plus-Sized Bodies, and Xtra.
In October 2018, Layla won the Nora & Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy for their work as a fat activist and fat studies scholar. Their first short documentary film, Fat Hiking Club, has screened at festivals, conferences, and in classrooms around the world.
Layla also runs a letterpress design company and can often be found traveling in their campervan with their adorable rescue dog, Millie.
Headshot Photo Credit: Carmin Edwards