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Do We Keep Ourselves Safe? Exploring rape culture in the arts scene

It's time we talked about sexual violence in the arts community. In the first instalment of a two-part series, I share my experience as a young racialised survivor navigating the Toronto arts scene. Hopefully, my experiences can spark discourse and push you to think about what we need to do in order to increase safety in our community.

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On Building Resilient Immigrant Femme Communities through Urban Arts-Based Imaginaries

The passion I have in building creative resilient immigrant communities that are effectively addressing social issues at a grassroots level fuels the dense research I am undertaking. As a result, I have come to view my works as performative containers. Performative in the sense that my cultural memories and explorations of urban liminal spaces are intentionally replayed nonstop through the process of research, creation and public sharing, and containers because they hold and frame personal narratives in constant flux. Through visceral manipulation and critical arts interventions, I examine urban contemporary realities and the fractured cultural landscapes of immigrant femme communities who in the making of their identities are paving the way for transnational dialogue and urban imaginaries.

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