Stories worth telling


b. 1986, HK.

Photo by Angela Lewis.

Photo by Angela Lewis.


read stuff i wrote:

Islands, The Vault
This is Pleasure, Ephemera
Digital Citizens’ Change Making, Studio
What’s Self-Love Got To Do With It?, CBC Life
The Wanting, Feels
The Storyteller, Latitude


Dear Seekers Podcast
Interview with CBC Arts
Interview with She Does The City
Featured in The Star
Interview with Sophomore


my bio in third person:

Erin Klassen is an editor, facilitator, and writer. Prior to her freelance career Erin spent 5+ years leading scalable community programs and national partnerships with Etsy Canada. Before that, oddly enough, she managed a small team of recruitment specialists for the Environmental Engineering sector. As a result, Erin is a unique breed of content strategist: part business development guru, part creative writer, part community enthusiast.

Erin founded With/out Pretend in 2015 with the dream of building a home for women’s stories, and hopes to continue producing work independently and for clients (in digital, print, and experiential forms) that is in line with her values. She enjoys Nina Simone, Italian food, and talking about the future.