Lynx is one of the wisest, most powerful souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Lynx’s ability to dismantle societal norms and oppression with such grace and authenticity is truly admirable; a skill that many individuals are still working to obtain. Lynx’s poetic words take you on a truthful and raw journey of […]Read more "strength and self-reflection"
Thank you so much for your opening keynote at Ryerson University, for the Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference. As a community artist/organizer, Collectively, Connectedly, Lovingly: Disability Justice for Our Multidimensional Lives is truly a gift. I understand that you are faithful to poetry, so thank you for taking some time apart to put together […]Read more "an openness and acceptance"
Lynx Sainte-Marie, as an artist and speaker, provides a thoughtful and considered addition to the university lecture experience. When they came to present at my 300-level lecture class, my students were both enthralled by the depth of their artistry and as well appreciated the accessibility of Sainte-Marie’s art praxis somewhere in-between poetry and multimedia performance […]Read more "the depth of their artistry"
I had the pleasure of hearing the brilliance of Lynx’s words during Black Futures and was blown away. It’s not just that Lynx is an incredible critical thinker and speaker but I also felt energized and inspired at the end of the night. I felt like a different type of future was possible and it […]Read more "incredible critical thinker"
Declining the tendency to use online platforms to disembody and silence points of difference, Lynx is a multimedium artist, educator and activist whose online work and social media presence draws critical attention to intersections of disability justice, class, chronic pain, Blackness, non-binary gender fluidity and survival. Lynx bridges radical grassroots organizing and digital activism — […]Read more "draws critical attention"
I invited Lynx to participate on a panel in October 2015 at Ryerson University that focused on the career trajectory of people with disabilities with an equity lens. Lynx was a delight to work with and the perspective they presented was invaluable. Lynx presented a genuine story of an artist working and surviving on the […]Read more "a skilled public speaker"
I first met and organized with Lynx in 2013, in the context of working to centre trans communities within the academic industrial complex. They played a pivotal leadership role in a space that specifically excludes and silences Black disabled trans folks, and they modelled a way to be and feel and reflect while surviving the […]Read more "a grounding presence in community"
Lynx Sainte-Marie has opened my perception to new and transformative aspects of the creative experience. I have seen them in performance at several events in Edmonton including Brown Black and Fierce, Next Fest 2016’s Sister 2 Sister Showcase, and several other workshops hosted by The Landing and other organizations, at the University of Alberta. Their […]Read more "the sweetness of blooming genius"
Bearing witness to Lynx’s work for the first time sparked something inside of me, deep in my belly. That sensation is what is felt when one can acknowledge with clarity one’s own humanity. It’s so clear Lynx has unraveled and is continuously exploring themselves in their art, reflecting a gentle care for community and justice […]Read more "defying normative ideas"
Lynx is a talented, thoughtful and creative writer. I know them through their advocacy work, their writings and I am a grateful to call them a friend. In Lynx you’ll find a writer open to collaboration and passionate about their values and supporting others. Nailah King Writer & Room Magazine Collective Member Toronto, ON.Read more "passionate about their values"
Lynx Sainte-Marie is one of the most talented multidisciplinary poets, artists, community educators/builders, visionary, theoreticians and guides I have had the pleasure to learn from, work beside, and call chosen family. Their poetry has moved me from the first moment that I experienced it and asked me to look deeper past the veil of reality, […]Read more "gothic dreams and cosmic possibility"
Lynx Sainte-Marie writes and performs their work with a vulnerability and intimacy that is transformative in its generosity. Their ability to weave imagery-laden narrative with no-punches-pulled analysis using sensitive, thoughtful and brilliant language is a gift that demands consideration and attention. Often I find myself turning a phrase of Lynx’s over and over again in […]Read more "a salve of inestimable power"