Lynx Sainte-Marie is a disabled/chronically ill, non-binary/genderfluid, Afro+Goth Poet of the Jamaican diaspora with ancestral roots indigenous to Africa and the British Isles, living on stolen Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat land (Greater Toronto Area).
A writer, multimedium artist, activist, educator, creator and community builder, Lynx’s work and art is informed by Black feminism(s), collective community love and social, disability and healing justice movements. As a person with various intersections and experiences, Lynx identifies with the struggles and politics of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), queer and trans people, femmes, bois, gender nonconforming communities, crips, spoonies and survivors of abuse and intergenerational trauma.
Lynx has travelled throughout Canada performing poetry, developing and facilitating workshops, presenting on panels and lecturing at colleges, universities, conferences and various other spaces where it is welcome to think critically and interrogate structural oppression. Lynx has consulted for a number organizations, sits on various committees – both nationally and internationally – and has had the opportunity to train and educate a plethora of individuals (i.e. social service providers, artists, sex educators, high school and post-secondary students, school faculty and administration) on intersectionality, anti-oppression, queer and trans communities, gender diversity, accessibility and safety, creative arts, love and relationships on the margins, allyship and much, much more.