- on maternity leave -
Alexis Hillyard is a YouTube Creator, self-taught vegan chef, and entrepreneur. Born without her left hand, Alexis uses her stump as a kitchen tool - from spatula to juicer - while expanding the vocabulary of what's possible in the kitchen each week on her show ‘Stump Kitchen.’ Stump Kitchen is a YouTube series that celebrates body diversity, queerness, gluten free vegan cooking, and the amazing, unique ways we move through the world. In 2016, Stump Kitchen won Best Food Blog in VUE Magazine’s Best of Edmonton. In 2017 Alexis was named the first Canadian Ambassador to the Lucky Fin Project, an organization dedicated to limb difference awareness, education, and celebration. She started dancing when she was 5 years old, and enjoyed jazz, ballet and contemporary classes with Applause School of Dance for 10 years. Alexis has been an artist with CRIPSiE for the last three years and loves moving her body with others in the CRIPSiE community!