Farrah Khan picked up a microphone to speak out about sexual assault as a teenager and has not put it down since. She has spent two decades working diligently to raise awareness of the connection between equity and gender-based violence, through art creation, education counselling. Khan mentors young feminist groups including We Give Consent, Project Slut and femifesto. With femifesto, Khan researched and created Use the Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence for journalists. Use the Right Words has been used widely across North America by journalists, educators and translated into multiple languages.
In 2015, Khan was named the co-chair of Ontario’s first permanent provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women. In 2016, she was also appointed to the Government of Canada's Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence advisory council. Khan regularly contributes to national media, including CBC’s The National, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. She is the inaugural Sexual Violence Support and Education Coordinator at Ryerson University. Khan is the recipient of numerous awards including the Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award.