Erinne Paisley

Erinne Paisley is an activist, public speaker, writer and student who made international headlines when she turned her math homework into a dress and wore it to prom, then donated the money she would have spent on a dress to the Malala Fund. In response to this new audience, Paisley started an activism and pop culture blog,, to further engage youth in social media activism. She is now studying Peace, Conflict and Justice, as well as Book and Media Studies, at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.

Paisley is the author of three YA how-to activism books with Orca Book Publishers: Can Your Smartphone Change the World? (Sept. 2017), Can Your Outfit Change the World? (April 2018), Can Your Conversations Change the World? (Sept. 2018).