Rachel Dickens was born and raised in Prince Rupert, a small coastal town in Northern BC. She is of mixed-ancestry; her mothers’ side is East Asian and she is first-generation to these lands. On her fathers’ side, she is a member of the Lax Kw’alaams Band, a Tsimshian Nation (Tsim-she-yan, meaning “Inside the Skeena River”) made up of 9 of the 14 Allied Tribes. She has been trained as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, though acknowledges that the majority of her learning has come from working alongside Indigenous, specifically First Nation, community. She currently now has the privilege of living and working on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, colonially known as Tofino.