We are young journalists and writers with stories to tell. In an increasingly partisan world, we give voice to all sides of every divide.
Throughout our six main categories and 16 sub-categories, you will find a litany of new perspectives stretched across multiple forms of media. We do not discriminate when it comes to point-of-view, asking only that our contributors have the necessary value, personality and research in their work to elevate it to our standards.
UP is a lifestyle. We provide one piece of finely crafted, exploratory content every weekday that we believe will teach our community something. We hope you join us each day in learning something new, in an environment as far away from an echo-chamber as possible.
Meet the Unaffiliates
Ben is the founder of the Unaffiliated Press. He wants to provide people with a platform for artistic expression and omni-partisan discussion.
Felix is yet another sleep-deprived journalist who has withdrawn from the lucrative business of freelance writing to manifest his vision of turning an arts and culture mag onto the masses. Whether he succeeds wildly or succeeds wildly remains to be seen. Lover of cyberpunk, westerns and tiny bottles. Friend of computers and inanimate objects everywhere.
Vartan is an Armenian born in the Emirate of Sharjah. While growing up, he spent his summers with his cousins in Syria, until visiting became too dangerous. Now there's nothing left in his cousins' house but the bullets lodged in their walls.
Vartan moved to Toronto in 2016, but the gruesome reality of war hasn’t left his mind. He wants to bring the stories of conflicts unappreciated by the public to light, along with the people embedded in them.
There’s no interest, hobby or world Charles won’t eagerly engage with and then form nuanced opinions about. When he's not writing novels about pirates or hitting the gym (almost a paradoxical combination of hobbies) he’s co-hosting the Gone Full Circle podcast and working hard to make sure our arts section hits all the right notes, and presses all the right buttons.
Shakir has a keen aesthetic sense that permeates every aspect of his life. Whether it was learned through osmosis during his travels, or is just a natural gift, we'll never know – all we know is that he has it.
Director of Social Media
Moosa is a natural story teller who injects charisma into all his projects, from his writing, to his sketch comedy acting, to co-hosting his podcast. Moosa provides UP with a unique mix of humour and social commentary that spans various forms of media. His bark is always on par with his bite.