* Note: This ever-incomplete list is for my own sake.

It serves as a reminder of the places I’ve been and continue to be, on those long days&nights in bed, ableism whispering in my ear that I am doing “nothing” and going “nowhere.”


Artist Training, Residencies and Coursework

2015. Toronto, ON. Project Creative Users
Facilitated by Lindsay Fisher and melannie monoceros

2014. Toronto, ON. Poetry Now: Finding My Poetic Voice.
Facilitated by d’bi young anitafrika of the watah theatre institute. 

Exhibitions – Group Shows

2017, June 12 – August 17. Gladstone Hotel.
That’s So Gay (TSG): Uprising.

2017, June 2-4, London, UK. I/Mages of Tomorrow: Envisioning Black Futures, POC Future, Queer and Trans Futures, Feminist Futures – Goldsmiths, University of London.

2017, May 5 –  July 2. Chatham-Kent, ON. Thames Art Gallery.
VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility,  Art and Communication Exhibition Tour.

2017, April 5 – 13, Kingston, ON. The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.
AccessArt Queen’s Exhibition.

2017, March 12, Toronto, ON. Vari Hall – York University.
Reclaim Our Bodies and Minds Conference: Art Showcase featuring Lynx Sainte-Marie

2016, December 8 -12, Toronto, ON. Tangled Art + Disability.
Storywave Collective Presents: Who We Are.

2016, June 23 – 27, Toronto, ON. Jumblies Theatre.
A Show Exhibition.

2015, October 7 – 16. Melbourne, AU. George Paton Gallery – University of Melbourne.
f generations: feminism, art, progressions.

2015, October 3 – 4. Toronto, ON. Nuit Blanche Toronto.
CRIP INTERIORS: Nuit Blanche Edition.

2015, April 9 – May 29. Toronto, ON. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA).
Marked: Tattoos & Queer Identity.

Committee Memberships

MIXED Art Conference.

Facilitation | Training

2017, May 25, Edmonton, AB. Hip Hop in the Park Foundation.
Facilitator: Equity, Diversity and Keeping Our Hip Hop in Check (1,2)

2017, February 12, Mississauga, ON. Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN).
Keynote Speaker|Facilitator: Black & Queer Resistance Black History Month Event:
The Queer, Black Future of Our Dreams.

2016, June 14, Edmonton, AB.  Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) – University of Alberta.
Facilitator: Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

 2016, June 11, Edmonton, AB. 2016 YEG Queer Women & Trans People Festival and March.
Co-facilitator:  Mad Pride Conversation.

2016, June 11, Edmonton, AB. 2016 YEG Queer Women & Trans People Festival and March.
Co-facilitator: Colourful Words: A Writing Workshop for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC)

2016, May 14, Halifax, NS. Canadian University Queer Services Conference – Dalhousie University.
Facilitator: Authors of Our Own Truths: Raging, Writing, Healing.

2016, May 11th, Halifax, NS.  Our Resilient Bodies Working Group – Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NPIRG)
Facilitator: Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities

2016, April 29th, Burlington, ON.  From Surviving to Thriving: Halton Trans Youth Symposium.
Facilitator: Brilliance + Resilience: A Writing Workshop for Trans/Non-Binary Youth

2016, March 19th, Guelph, ON. OPIRG Guelph’s Social and Environmental Justice Symposium: Bridging Communities, Recentering Movements – University of Guelph.
Facilitator: Beyond the Pavement: Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities

2016, February 27, Kingston, ON. Sexuality x Disability Summit – Queen’s University.
Facilitator: Decolonizing Race, Sex and Love.

2016, January 25, Toronto, ON. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – University of Toronto
Facilitator: Social Justice and Equity Leadership in Schools: Educators in Solidarity with Gender Diverse Youth.

2016, January 19, Mississauga, ON. Morning Star Middle School.
Guest Facilitator: Beats, Rhymes and Life Poetry Group.

 2015, November 25, Mississauga, ON. East Mississauga Community Health Centre/Four Corners Community Health Centre.
Guest Facilitator: Youth Poetry Program

2015, November 18, Halifax, NS. Venus Envy Halifax.
Facilitator: Decolonizing Race, Sex and Love.

2015, November 7, Edmonton, AB. Brown, Black and Fierce!
Facilitator: Authors of Our Own Truths: Raging, Writing, Healing.

2015, October 6, Mississauga, ON. Four Corners Community Health Centre.
Co-trainer: Gender Diversity and Cultural Humility.

2015, September 28, Toronto, ON. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – University of Toronto.
Facilitator: Social Justice and Equity Leadership in Schools: Educators in Solidarity with Trans Communities.

2015, August 30, Parham, ON. Project Acorn – Ten Oaks Project.
Facilitator: Confronting AntiBlackness in Our Communities.

2015, August 15, Montreal, QC. Qouleur – 2QTPOC Montreal.
Facilitator: Authors of Our Own Truths: Raging, Writing, Healing.

2015, June 22, Brampton, ON. Peel Children’s Centre/Nexus Youth Services.
Facilitator: Our Trans Youth, Themselves.

2015, June 22, Brampton, ON. Sheridan College.
Facilitator: Introduction to Trans Communities for Social Service Workers.

2015, June 20, Toronto, ON. North American Asexuality Conference.
Facilitator. Disability, Accessibility and Ableism in Our Movements.

2015, June 18, Guelph, ON. 37th Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference: Bodies: Resistance, Liberation, Health, and Pleasure – Guelph University.
Concurrent Session Presenter: Non-Binary 101: Bodies and Beings.

 2015, May 28, Toronto, ON. John Polanyi Collegiate Institute.
Facilitator: Intersectionality and Non-Binary Genders.

2015, May 2, Toronto, ON. Mixed Art Conference.
Facilitator: Mixed Race & Gender.

2015, April 22 , Toronto, ON. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) – University of Toronto.
Facilitator: Social Justice and Equity Leadership in Schools: Educators in Solidarity with Trans Communities.

2015, March 28, Ottawa, ON. Noojimo’ Annish Wenjigdaazod: Healing Rage Ottawa.
Facilitator: Self Care for Our R/evolutionary Bodies.

2015, February 7, Toronto, ON. Lead with Pride Conference – University of Toronto.
Co-facilitator: Queerness and Dis/Ability.

Grants | Awards

2017, Ontario Arts Council, Deaf and Disability Arts: Materials for Visual Artists

2016, Art Starts (in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council), Platform A Micro-Grant.

Guest Appearances

2015, December 3, Toronto, ON. The Human Library: Inclusion Matters – York University.
Human Book: Bodies, Blackness and Disability.

2014, November 8, Toronto, ON. Playground Conference.
Guest Judge: Tell Me Something Good #10: November Sexy Storytelling – Playground Conference Opening Night Special Edition.

Keynote Addresses

2017, April 5, Kingston, ON. AccessArt Queen’s – Queen’s University.
Keynote Speaker: Celebrating the He.artwork of Our Deaf and Disabled Movements

2017, March 10, Toronto, ON. Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference (ROBAM): Navigating Our Spaces, Places, and Histories  – Ryerson University.
Keynote Speaker: Collectively, Connectedly, Lovingly: Disability Justice for Our Multidimensional Lives.

2017, February 12, Mississauga, ON. Black & Queer Resistance Black History Month Event – Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN).
Keynote Speaker|Facilitator: The Queer, Black Future of Our Dreams.

Panel Discussions

2017, June 8, Mississauga, ON. Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM).
Panelist: Where We Are At: QTBIPOC in Sauga.

2017, June 3, Toronto, ON. Mixed Art Conference: Activism: Within and Without the Family.
Panelist: Mixed-Race Identity & Activism.

2017, April 30, Vancouver, BC. The 8th Annual F-Word Conference: A Year in Review: Activism, Solidarity and Navigating Oppressions – University of British Columbia (UBC).
Panelist: Disability Justice Panel.

2017, February 11, Toronto, ON/Online. Black Trans Living Month
Panelist: Black Trans Living Artists Panel.

2017, January 21, Toronto, ON. Feminist Art Conference: Embodied Resistance – OCAD University.
Panelist: Artist Panel: Resilient Bodies: Class, Work and Worth.

2016, November 13, Toronto, ON. Naked Heart: The LGBTQ Festival of Words.
Panelist: The Futility and Fertility of Shame.

2016, July 16, Toronto, ON. Black Futures Now Conference – York University.
Organizer|Featured Artist|Panelist: Never Been Broken: Blackness, Disability and Healing through the Arts.

2016, July 16, Toronto, ON. Black Futures Now Conference – York University.
Co-organizer|Featured Artist|Panelist: Black Arts, Black Magic.

2016, July 14, Mississauga, ON. Four Corners Community Health Centre.
Panelist: Invisible Pride: Recognizing Hidden LGBTTIQQ2SA Communities in Peel.

2016, June 12, Edmonton, AB. University of Alberta.
Co-organizer|Featured Artist|Moderator: En/Visions of Blackness: Performances + Artist Talk

2016, May 28, Calgary, AB. Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité (CDSA-ACÉI) 2016 Annual Conference – University of Calgary.
Moderator: Crip (and) Queer Temporalities.

2016, March 10, London, ON. Rainbow Health Ontario Conference.
Panelist: LGBTQ and Disabled: Promising Practices – Panel of Community Leaders.

2015, November 14, Toronto, ON. Playground Conference.
Organizer|Moderator: Discussing Relationships/Situationships with a Few QTPOC

2015, October 22, Toronto, ON. Ryerson University Career Centre.
Panelist: Voices of Experience: Persons with Disabilities.

2015, October 18, Toronto, ON. Naked Heart: The LGBTQ Festival of Words.
Panelist: My Inspirations, My Recommendations.

2015, October 18, Toronto, ON. Naked Heart: The LGBTQ Festival of Words.
Panelist: Writing as Resistance.

2015, October 17, Toronto, ON. Canzine Toronto – Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
Panelist:  Magic and Occult in the Independent Arts.

2015, September 26, Toronto, ON. Feminist Art Conference – OCAD University.
Moderator: Room Magazine Community Partner Panel: Turning the Page on Diversity in Canadian Literature.

2015, August 14, Montreal, QC. Qouleur – 2QTPOC Montreal.
Featured Poet|Panelist: Qouleur Talks: The Artists’ Perspectives.

2015, March 8, Toronto, ON. Room Magazine.
Panelist: International Women’s Day with Room Magazine.

2015, January 28, Toronto, ON. 6th Annual Inclusion Day Conference: Past Histories & Present Stories: Finding Meaning in Human Rights – York University.
Organizer|Moderator: QueerofGender Presents Blackness(*): Our Stories.

2014, March 8 . Toronto, ON. Feminist Art Conference – OCAD University.
Featured Artist|Panelist: Transcending Boundaries – Standing Out and Taking Up Space.

Performances

2017, June 3, Toronto, ON. Mixed Art Conference: Activism: Within and Without the Family.
Featured Poet: MIXED Performances.

2017, May 6, Brampton, ON. The Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD).
Featured Poet: The Poet’s Gallery.

2017, January 21, Toronto, ON. Feminist Art Conference: Embodied Resistance – OCAD University.
Featured Performer: Performances and Artist Talk with Lynx Sainte-Marie, Cathy Charlie Petch and Rosemary Meza DesPlas.

2016, November 13, Toronto, ON. Naked Heart: The LGBTQ Festival of Words.
Featured Reader: Poetic Devices.

2016, July 3, Toronto, ON. Proud Voices Festival.
Featured Poet: Poetic Justice – A Proud Voices Event.

2016, June 23, Toronto, ON. Platform A – Arts Starts and Jumblies Theatre
Featured Performer: A Show.

2106, June 8, Edmonton, AB. Nextfest.
Featured Poet: Sister 2 Sister: Sisters TAKE Nextfest

2016, June 5, Edmonton, AB. Nextfest.
Featured Poet: The Microphone Rules!

2016, May 14, Halifax, NS. Canadian University Queer Services Conference – Dalhousie University.
Featured Performer: QT2BIPOC Performance Night.

2016, April 30, Toronto, ON. Tangled Art + Disability in partnership with the British Council – The Harbourfront Centre.
Featured Performer: Cripping the Stage: A Disability Arts Cabaret

2016, March 10, London, ON. Prisoners’ Justice Film Festival – London, ON.
Featured Poet: Bites Not Bars: A Fundraiser for Prisoner Justice Flim Festival

2016, March 5, Toronto, ON. Toronto Queer Zine Fair.
Featured Reader: Toronto Queer Zine Fair presents: Love Beyond The Binary

2015, November 7, Brown, Black & Fierce!
Featured Poet: BB&F Performance Night.

2015, October 16 , Toronto, ON. Maranda Elizabeth & Amber Dearest.
Featured Reader: Return of Saturn: An Afternoon of Queer Zine Readings

2015, September 27, Toronto, ON. Small World on Common Ground.
Featured Poet: Poetry Saved our Lives: Shared Future.

2015, June 27, Toronto, ON. Proud Voices Festival.
Featured Poet: BRICOLAGE – A Proud Voices Event.

2015, February 26, Toronto, ON. Write On! Open Mic.
Featured Poet: WRITE ON! Liberation & Love Edition.

2015, February 17, Toronto, ON. Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Secondary Symposium.
Featured Poet: Continuum of Excellence: Past, Present and Future.

2014, December 31, Mississauga, ON. Mississauga Arts Council – Mississauga Celebration Square
Featured Poet: Limelight New Year’s Eve Block Party.

2014, December 19, Toronto, ON. watah theatre institute.
Featured Poet: Mikey Smith Raw Works Festival.

2014, July 17, Toronto, ON. watah theatre institute.
Featured Poet: OCHUN: Poetry Anthology Book Launch.

Presentations | Lectures

(Forthcoming) 2017, September 22-24, Dayton, OH. Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice Conference – Wright State University.
Disabled/Deviant: Resisting Anti-Blackness in Crip Relationships.

(Forthcoming) 2017, June 30-July 1, London, UK. London Conference in Critical Thought 2017 (LCCT) – London South Bank University.
Presenter: A Collective Caring of Selves: Self-Care and Community Care in Context

2017, June 26, Toronto, ON. OCAD University.
Guest Lecturer: VISM  4007 Feminist Film and Video.

2017, June 14, London, ON. London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA).
Guest Speaker: Mediations: Media + Activism.

2017, June 4, London, UK. I/Mages of Tomorrow: Envisioning Black Futures, POC Future, Queer and Trans Futures, Feminist Futures – Goldsmiths, University of London.
Presenter: We Are Chosen Ones: The Children of O and a (Re)En|Visioning of Black Disabled Futures

2017, May 31, Toronto, ON. Department of Psychiatry – University of Toronto.
Presenter: Advocacy Day – Beyond the Binary: Transgender Mental Health.

2017, May 19, Chatham-Kent, ON. Thames Art Gallery.
Guest Speaker: VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility,  Art and Communication Exhibition Opening Reception.

2017, May 17, Brantford, ON. Wilfrid Laurier.
Guest Speaker: Wipe Out Queerphobia Event and Information Fair.

2017, April 30, Vancouver, BC. The 8th Annual F-Word Conference: A Year in Review: Activism, Solidarity and Navigating Oppressions – University of British Columbia (UBC).
Presenter: Fruit for Crows to Pluck: Black Bodies, Social Media and the Sanctity of Black Life.

2017, March 31, Aurora, NY. 16th Annual Wells College Activism Symposium: A Choir of Voices: Our Time, Our Voices, Our Revolution
Presenter: From Inclusion to Collaboration: Disability Justice as Praxis

2017, March 26, London, ON. Organizing Equality International Conference – Western University.
Presenter: Further Beyond the Pavement: Disability, Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

2017, March 24, Toronto, ON. OCAD University
Guest Lecturer: HUMN 3016 Extraordinary Bodies

2017, March 23, Toronto, ON. University of Toronto.
Guest Lecturer: WGS 367S: The Politics of Gender and Health

2017, February 6, Brantford, ON. Wilfrid Laurier University.
Guest Lecturer: SK321: Community Practice

2016, November 23, Toronto, ON. Ryerson University.
Guest Lecturer: DST 508: Cripping the Arts in Canada

2016, November 17, Toronto, ON. University of Toronto.
Guest Lecturer: NEW349H1F: Disability and Representation.

2016, November 5, Boston, MA. Disability & Intersectionality Summit.
Presenter: Further Beyond the Pavement: Disability, Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

2016, October 22, Oshawa, ON. Robert McLaughlin Gallery.
Guest Speaker: Images in Our Heads: Speakers Forum.

2016, September 19, Toronto, ON. University of Toronto.
Guest Lecturer: PHT 1001Y & PHT 1002: Introduction & Cardiorespiratory and Exercise Physical Therapy Practice

2016, May 30, Calgary, AB. Canadian Disability Studies Association-Association Canadienne des Études sur l’Incapacité (CDSA-ACÉI) 2016 Annual Conference: Energizing Communities. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – University of Calgary
Presenter: Further Beyond the Pavement: Disability, Healing Justice and Cultures of Care in Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Activist Communities.

2016, April 4, Montreal, ON. Concordia University.
Guest Lecturer: ARTH 392 Gender Issues in Art & Art History: Gender and Performance(s)

2016, February 10, Toronto, ON. York University.
Guest Lecturer: AP/SOCI 4615 6.00 Feminist Theories and Methodologies

2016, January 30, Toronto, ON. Project Creative Users Think Tank.
Guest Speaker: Artist Talk with Lynx Sainte-Marie

2015, September 24, Guelph, ON. Take Back the Night Guelph.
Guest Speaker: Take Back the Night: Are We Listening?.

2015, May 30, Brampton, ON. Pages on Fire.
Guest Speaker: Black Futures: Bmore to Btown.

2015, May 13, Toronto Island, ON. Feminist Art Conference Residency.
Guest Speaker: Artist Talk: Q&A with Lynx Sainte-Marie.

2015, April 28, Mississauga, ON. NetSquared Mississauga.
Guest Speaker: Crowdfunding for Non-Profits.

2014, December 1, Toronto, ON. York University.
Guest Lecturer: AP/SOWK 2050: Identity, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice.

2014, November 9, Toronto, ON. Playground Conference.
Presenter: Understanding Sexuality Outside of Cisnormative Assumptions and the Queering of Gender.

 Publications

(Forthcoming) 2017, The Peak Magazine.

2016, The Deaf Poets Society.

2015, Plenitude Magazine.

2014, OCHUN: Watah Poetry Anthology: Book 1.

Writing

2015, Medium (Nat.Brut), 3 Annual Gatherings for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour in Canada.

2014, Black Girl Dangerous, R/evolutionary Bodies: On Being Black and Sick.