Reflections about my Childhood Immigration Experience

Once I started to process everything that had happened, I realized I was living a life caught between two worlds, not completely belonging to either.  When people asked me where I was from, I used to get irritated and say things like, "Oh don't worry, I'm not an alien, I'm from Earth!"


Decolonizing During a Viral Pandemic

This realization got me thinking about how steeped in colonialism I am. It’s hard because I have to acknowledge that the bias, racist attitudes and behaviour engrained in western society have influenced me. I like to think I’m free of racism but it isn’t possible, having been raised in colonialism, and anti-racist isn’t a label I can just slap on myself after I think I’ve done the work.


Artist Spotlight: Kelsey Butt, Inside Out

The Artist Spotlight series aims to celebrate creators at a time when art is being consumed the most. Currently working with Inside Out as the Event and Community Engagement Manager, Kelsey Butt is a jack of all trades, first getting their start in the music industry on the East Coast before moving to Toronto in 2017. Kelsey shares with ArtsUnite what's been keeping them busy during the pandemic, and their thoughts on the future of the industry.

2020-10-23T14:21:10-04:00juin 17th, 2020|Categories: People and Places|Tags: , , , , , |
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