Ruby Smith Diaz was born to Chilean and Jamaican parents in Edmonton –amiskwaciy and graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Education with distinction. Ruby has centred her work on exploring issues of inclusion and anti-oppression in classrooms, custody centres, non-profit organizations and beyond. She is the founder of Tierra Negra Arts, an arts based facilitation business with a mission to deliver workshops that foster inclusion and social justice in communities. She is also the owner of Autonomy Fitness, a body positive personal training business inviting people of all sizes, abilities, genders and sexual orientations to learn the joy of movement. Ruby is a certified personal trainer through canfitpro, and hopes to utilize her own journey through battling body shame and chronic pain to support others in becoming the most fullest and powerful selves. 

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