Stefan De Villiers, photo credit Lulu ZylStefan is the co-founder of Tilted Windmills and a youth worker, working with vulnerable and street-entrenched youth in Vancouver, BC. He is passionate about advocating on behalf of those who society has tossed aside, especially those who, like him, fall somewhere along the LBTQQIA rainbow. As a trans man Stefan has faced his fair share of obstacles to becoming the man he is today. He knows firsthand how difficult it can be to come out to family members and friends, and make your way in a world that so often puts barriers in your way. He knows the challenge of navigating an unfriendly social, health, and legal landscape, and how hard it is to find love that truly accepts you for all that that you are.

Stefan strongly believes that every young person deserves to be nurtured and supported as they sort out how they want to show up in the world. Having wrestled with depression and anxiety for much of his early life, Stefan is particularly passionate about empowering those who struggle with mental illnesses to see their own value and to recognize that they, too, deserve to be here, and that they have much to contribute to society.


Stefan's Articles

WEBCOMIC: The Shower Head

posted: June 17, 2017

In the latest Tilted Windmills webcomic, we catch a glimpse of the day-to-day routines of Horace the Tortoise and Abigail Mouse. While Abigail reveals herself to be a morning mouse, Horace is something of a night owl. Also, introducing our … read more

PODCAST: Pain and the Body

posted: June 4, 2017

“I think, as this body’s guardian, I have to say, you know what, if you’re still fighting, then I gotta fight along with you.” In our second podcast, Athena and I discuss the impact of chronic pain and how to … read more

Remembering Alex

posted: April 16, 2017

Earlier this week I had a day where I simply could not shake the restlessness from my bones. At work, I found myself compulsively reaching for my phone whenever there was a moment of quiet, and scrolling through Facebook, then … read more

WEBCOMIC: Weekend Getaway

posted: March 5, 2017

In our latest webcomic, our vacationing mouse and tortoise duo have distinctly different views about their hotel room. One of the fun things about doing this webcomic is being able to borrow stories from our own lives as inspiration—including this … read more