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[53] Vanessa Vakharia, author of Math Hacks

“People get confused when I say I have a feminist approach to math but at the root of it, it’s all about equal opportunity.” – Vanessa Vakharia

Vanessa is the founder and director of The Math Guru, a super cool boutique math & science tutoring studio in Toronto. She is also the author of Math Hacks, a new book that totally makes math fun, stress-free and relatable for young kids and parents AND she is the host of a new podcast called Math Therapy, where Vanessa helps guests work through their math trauma, one problem at a time! Her #goals are to be Lady-Gaga-famous and to totally change math culture so that STEM is finally as cool and accessible as basically every single Taylor Swift song ever. She failed Grade 11 math twice, which was the best thing that ever happened to her. Sidenote but totally relevant: Vanessa is a founding member of Toronto indie-rock band Goodnight, Sunrise. Mindy Kaling is her idol and Vanessa believes that she should be yours too.

 

Connect with Vanessa on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @themathguru, her website themathguru.ca, find her book on Amazon, and tune into her podcast Math Therapy wherever you find your podcasts.

 

Vanessa’s book recommendation: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

 

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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