Bridget “Bee” Quammie is a healthcare professional, blogger, freelance writer, social media manager, and speaker. With a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion from George Brown College, Bee has turned her passion for health into a career in mental health research, international health, and acquired brain injury work.
Bee started her personal blog, ‘83 To Infinity, in 2011. Focusing on areas around natural hair care, health & wellness, art & culture and more, ‘83 To Infinity has offered her the opportunity to write for digital publications such as Chatelaine, UPTOWN Magazine, For Harriet and The Huffington Post Canada.
Bee was recently recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the “most impactful and successful voices in the online space,” is a 2013 Canadian Weblog Award nominee, and was the recipient of the Best Blogger Award at the 2014 Black Canadians Awards. After the birth of her first daughter in 2014, Bee founded The Brown Suga Mama, a blog focused on motherhood from the perspective of a Black Canadian mom.
Bee has also taken her thoughts, words, and knowledge from behind the computer screen. She has been featured on Arise TV's Our Take in New York City discussing international healthcare, and multiple times on TVO's The Agenda With Steve Paikin, speaking on education & employment for Canadian millennials and the presence of women in Canadian media. Most recently, she has been a featured commentator on CBC - both for CBC Radio and for CBC’s flagship news show, The National. She has spoken at conferences and panels across North America, mentors at programs for young girls and women of colour, and is a featured speaker listed with the National Speakers Bureau. Bee also produces and hosts events in the Greater Toronto Area surrounding feminism in film, the celebration of natural hair, and diversity in media.