I am hosting a community offering, free of charge, for self-identified Black women. LEH WE DANCE AN’ BE FREE is a dance workshop grounded in West African dance modalities facilitated by dynamic dance artist and my beloved colleague Coco Murray. Offered within a framework of ceremony, in a space curated with African cultural elements, this is an invitation to come out and dance, as a rite of freedom, self-love, and healing. Asé! Located in the beautiful YogaVision Centre in Mississauga, the space is provided to us at no cost as a gesture of welcome to the Black community. All skill levels are welcome. Children are welcome. Our percussionists are Lance Cumberbatch and father-daughter duo, Sherwin and Kimberley Charles. Light refreshments will be served. This project is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Fund.
ACKER AWARDS TORONTO 2019 Dec 2, 2019
Celebrating nineteen local artists, recognized for their pioneering, risk-taking, and community-oriented accomplishments.
PRIDE April 18, 2019
Toronto Officially Recognizes The UN Decade For People Of African Descent.
HYPERALLERGIC April 5, 2019
Black Women Artists Stage a PErformative Dinner at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Black Wimmin Artist hosts a historical gathering that aptly reflects forgotten Canadian art; by Eunice Bélidor
CBC Feb 8, 2019
In the heart of the AGO, 100 Black women artists gathered to celebrate. Is it a sign of true change? Women and gender non-conforming artists came together to commemorate how far we’ve come — and where we can go; By Amanda Parris
NOW MAGAZINE Feb 4, 2019
A hundred Black women and gender-non-conforming artists feasted in the AGO: Hosted by the Black Wimmin Artist collective, the dining performance added a monumental moment to a long timeline of reclamation; by Kelsey Adams
MEDICINE FOR THE RESISTANCE PODCAST Feb 4, 2019
Esú, Ghédé, the Clown, the Mimic: The Multiply-coded Trickster in Sipping Freedom; interviewed by Kerry Goring and Patti Krawec.
NOW TORONTO Sept 14, 2016
Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is about resistance and empowerment
The pop-up art gallery addressing sexual violence makes a stop in Toronto this week