Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information
- Josephine Mathias…this young woman’s name has become synonymous with common sense and thinking for oneself.
- Josephine is originally from Nigeria, and later immigrated to Canada. She and her twin sister Jane used to use Halloween at school to work around their Catholic high school’s strict uniform dress code…going in jeans and t-shirts.
- In 2015, Josephine started a project called City of Sleeping Bags to offer customized care packages for Toronto’s homeless people, with her sister. Back then, they were both students at Ryerson University, and Josephine was pre-law. They expected it to take a year to reach their goal, but it only took three months.
- She credits the project’s success with people seeing where their money was going on a personal level. Later, they launched a new initiative in 2016 called Homelessness of Toronto.
Early Experiences & Education :
- Josephine transferred to the University of Toronto as a political science student and graduated in 2018.
- She had an experience with militant Leftism while at the University of Toronto, and came away as a brave young woman who speaks her mind on hot issues like white privilege, black lives matter, social injustice, politics, economics, black culture, and feminism.
Youtube Work :
- Josephine is a popular YouTube celebrity who discusses Black politics and social issues in America.
- In 2016, she began producing videos for her online fans with the account handle, MyNameisJosephine.
- Her videos and articles have been featured in the National Post, a Canadian newspaper, as well as various Internet forums. Dave Rubin & other top political commentators have also interviewed her.
- Josephine has been outspoken about the educational quagmires occurring at other colleges – like the one her twin sister has been attending, which informed her that she could not do her paper on the myth of the wage-gap and attempted to coerce her into writing from a feminist perspective.
Discussion of Important Issues :
- As a young millennial spokesperson, Josephine highlights politicians and educators who capitalize on societal division for their own betterment.
- Mathias has discussed the Pride Flag redesign, bearing the brunt of criticism from a number of other African American social reformists for her arguments that Queer People of Color should not be represented on the LGBTQ Pride Flag. Her common-sense voice is that sexual orientation does not equal race equality, which has been sparked from the changes made to the Philadelphia flag.
- She is also vocal about cultural norms, like the use of offensive lingo in rap songs which prompts fans to sing along to it, bringing down condemnation for the non-colored fan’s use of trope words.
- Josephine has been a guest on podcasts like Warski Live and The Rubin Report, where she discussed immigrating from Nigeria, discrepancies among voters, and the use of affirmative hiring practices that only further discrimination.