“Stories are more important than food,
for they teach you how to live.” 

– Muslim Proverb

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Roberta Staley, MA, is an award-winning magazine editor and writer, documentary filmmaker and author, specializing in international, gender, science and human rights reporting. She is the former editor of the Canadian Chemical News and Enterprise magazines and has freelanced for publications in Canada and around the world.  

Roberta is author of the 2019 biography, Voice of Rebellion – How Mozhdah Jamalzadah Brought Hope to Afghanistan. She is also working on another book, Bone Through Skin, a Second World War novel about civilian internment in Hong Kong’s notorious Stanley prisoner of war camp.

Roberta has released three documentaries: Elephant Warriors (2024) about female conservation rangers in Kenya, Angels on Call, a portrait of two street nurses  in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside (2022), and Mightier Than the Sword (2017) about Afghan female journalists’ impact on gender norms.

Roberta is also a college instructor and offers private tutoring in English for high school and university students.

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