Professional Portfolio

 

CURATED ARTIST FEATURES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Feb 2016    Featured Artist, Woolf’s Voices, Shelf Life Books

Mar 2016    Featured Artist, In My World, University of Calgary

Apr 2016     Featured Artist, VIVEK SHRAYA: even this page is white, Shelf Life Books

May 2016    Featured Performer, Queer Folks Read Things They Wrote in the Closet, Fairy tales Presentation Society

Jun 2016     Featured Artist, Sharing Spaces, Sacred Places, CommunityWise

Dec 2016    Featured Artist, RAW Voices, Lord Nelson’s Pub and Grill

Feb 2017    Featured Artist, Diversity Initiatives for New Immigrants, Action Dignity (formerly the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary)

Mar 2017   Featured Artist, International Women’s Day Celebration,  Genesis Center, Antyx Community Arts, and Women’s Resource Center of the University of Calgary, Genesis Center

Mar 2017   Featured Artist, Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Center,  University of Calgary

Jun 2017    Featured Artist, Ink Spot Collective, Dickens Pub

Sep 2017    Featured Artist, People’s Poetry Fest,   East Village

Oct 2017    Featured Artist, Slam Team Feature, Expressions, Cafe Koi

Oct 2017    Slam Team Feature, Can You Hear Me Now?,  Shelf Life Books

PAID ARTIST FEATURES

Jul 2016     Solo Featured Artist, Jam and Slam, Oolong Tea House

Sep 2016    Solo Featured Artist, Expressions: Spoken Word, Café Koi

Jan 2017     Featured Artist, Single Onion Lecture Series, Shelf Life Books

Feb 2017     Featured Artist, Single Onion Lecture Series, Shelf Life Books

Apr 2017     Solo Featured Artist, Single Onion Open Mic Series, Café Blanca

Dec 2017     Solo Featured Artist, Frozen Fruits Fest, Untitled Art Society

Dec 2017      Featured Artist, Poetry À La Pâtisserie, Patisserie Du Soleil Cafe

Feb 2018      Featured Artist, Poetry À La Pâtisserie, Patisserie Du Soleil Cafe

Feb 2018      Featured Artist, Black Employee Success Team, Esso Oil

PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Mar 2017 Panelist, YYC Colours Screening & Panel Discussion on Racism & Religious Discrimination, Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation

Jun 2017 Panelist, From Identity to Practice: Diverse Perspectives of Equity in the Arts, Sled Island Music and Arts Festival

Jul 2017 Panelist, Stop Carding in Calgary! Discussion with Desmond Cole, Progress Alberta

Sep 2017 Panelist, Creating Respectful Dialog, Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation

Sep 2017 Panelist, Umbrella Visual Arts Conference 3: Equity and Access, Elephant Artist Relief Society

AWARDS AND HONOURS

Jun 2016     Slam Champion, The Ink Spot Collective June Slam Jam, The Unicorn Pub

Mar 2017     Slam Champion, The Ink Spot Collective March Slam, Wine Oh’s

Apr 2017     Slam Finalist, The Ink Spot Collective April Slam, The Unicorn Pub

May 2017     Team Finalist, The Ink Spot Collective Calgary Finals, The Unicorn Pub

Aug 2017     Slam Champion, The Ink Spot Collective April Slam, Dickens Pub

Oct 2017     Semi-finalist, Calgary Slam Team, Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Various Locations- Peterborough, ON                                

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY BUILDING EXPERIENCE

2015-2016    Director, Writer, Producer, Editor; Who Will Hear My Sigh? Herland Video  Production Workshop

2016-2018    Co-founding Member, Communications Officer, Administrative Support,  Uproot YYC, Uproot YYC Arts Collective

2017-2018    Co-host and Executive Director, The Unlearning Channel Podcast, CommunityWise Resource Centre 

PROFESSIONAL FACILITATION EXPERIENCE

2014 – 2018   Library Experience Facilitator, Information Services, Calgary Public Library

Over four years of experience facilitating adult and children’s programming with the Calgary Public Library. Primary responsibilities include: adapting material for individual and group needs, speaking in an engaging way to a variety of audiences, preparing plans for the delivery of programming, keeping audiences engaged, handling difficult situations and ensuring a speaking schedule is followed.

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