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Stephanie Ko

Image description: Headshot of Stephanie Ko, a smiling Chinese-Canadian woman with long black hair in loose curls wearing a deep red dress with peek-a-boo shoulders.

Image credits: Diamond's Edge Photography | Makeup: Afterglow Studios | Hair: Hair by Mayra


Stephanie Ko (she/her/hers) is a disabled arts administrator, designer, consultant and national award-winning writer, as well as the general manager of Opera Mariposa, Canada's first fully disability-run opera company. Having lived with post-viral ME since age eight, she is a passionate disability and chronic illness advocate who has partnered with charities, healthcare programs, funding bodies and arts service organizations worldwide. Stephanie regularly collaborates with the ME | FM Society of BC as well as their strategic partners Open Medicine Foundation and OMF Canada, and she has also worked on initiatives with organizations such as the National ME/FM Action Network, the Nightingale Research Foundation and BC Women's Health Foundation. 


Since 2013, Stephanie has worked diligently to organize and facilitate a month-long annual fundraising event that solely benefits the ME|FM Society of BC, resulting in donations in excess of $140,000 (including 2024).


To learn more about Stephanie, visit StephanieKo.ca and OperaMariposa.com, and connect with her on Instagram at @sinistral.scribe.

Stephanie Ko
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