Svea Vikander

Svea Vikander is a Swedish-Canadian radio host and therapist currently residing in Berkeley, California. She is a passionate cultural critic and recently joined Arts in Review, the longest-running arts radio show in the Bay Area.

Svea is the founder of Studio Béluga, a work and exhibition space established in a converted warehouse in Montréal in 2009. There, she helmed a team of creative professionals, curating the work of over 60 artists, coordinating international residencies, eliciting wide media coverage, and cleaning up after too many wine-fuelled parties.

Svea also holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Goddard College, VT. She brings anti-oppression values to her clinical practice, where her expertise is in maternal mental health and ADHD treatment. She has two kids, no pets, and a lot of sequined vintage clothing.

Svea Vikander
May 17, 2019
Street sign with mother and child crossing the street. Image:

What do we make of maternal rage?

Svea Vikander
As the holes in our social safety net widen, societies and governments task mothers with near total responsibility for the safety and well-being of their children.
Feb 21, 2018
Photo: Kristie de Garis

Women Who Tell, two years on

Svea Vikander
The progress we have made in speaking out about sexual assault relies on one major cultural shift: the women making allegations have stopped caring about men's feelings.


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