a business school dropout, later turned media production major at ryerson university, jillian (she/her) prides herself on her ability to make others feel seen and heard through writing. she hopes that at the end of each of her projects, she has: created, curated, or occupied a space for representation, captured the emotions behind the story, and successfully brought it to the right people to see.
she's currently in post-production for "where are you really fom?" a tv-show pilot which she created, wrote, and produced; set to premiere in april 2021. in addition, she works as a digital content creator at peace collective, a toronto-based apparel company.
her past works include: digital marketing & content creation for ru student life, her creative toronto, reel asian international film festival, body365, and wintersinger's tree farm. in the last year, she's built her personal brand to include major digital collaborations with nike, mejuri, and the body shop.
in 2018, she published her debut poetry collection "nineteen: a collection of rambles, prose, and poetry" which charted #1 on amazon's "poetry" chart in september 2019. her other written works can be found in kaleidoscope issue no. 3, feels zine "pleasure" issue, and revibe toronto volume no. 5.
you can find her all over the internet as @beingjillian.
videos, digital marketing, collaborative content
"how well do you know the ttc?" for rustudentlife (2019)
side hustlers (2019)
social media manager, marketing assistant:
the body shop
poetry, published, live
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by jillian maniquis
"in its simplest form it's a collection of rambles, prose, and poetry. but it is often what I like to refer to as a little piece of myself-- from heartache, to wholeness, to growth. written over the course of three years and taking inspiration from people and experiences from the age of nineteen, this collection transfers those thoughts and feelings into words. in its rawness and vulnerability nineteen wants to break your heart, and then heal it all over again."
"an ode to chocolate meat" live at enso showcase
more poetry visuals
created, wrote, performed