MIXED is a grassroots collective of racialized folks of all gender expressions, sexual identities and abilities working together to engage the community in progressive discussions around mixed-race identity and intersectionality. MIXED is not for profit & 100% volunteer-run event. Our aim is to centre the voices of racialized mixed-race identified folks of marginalized genders, sexualities, abilities etc.
Kat Dearham is a queer feminist of African and European descent. They are a co-founding member of Jinsiangu, a Nairobi-based group working for the well-being of intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming people. Kat is currently studying social work and is interested in the connections between personal and community healing.
Mali, (a docuvixen film) explores migration stories of the Global Black Diaspora. She’s Black, of Afro-Irish-Caribbean and Dutch-European descent, who grew up in Toronto and Barbados. She’s currently working on a multi-media project following the Haitian Diaspora and grassroots/community driven reconstruction projects after the Earthquake, called Diaspora Travels: Haiti.
Sarah identifies as a queer mixed race woman with Filipino and Serbian heritage. She graduated from OISE in Adult Education & Community Development and is the Co-creator of the Other Art Collective. Sarah is passionate about creating a community for mixed race identified people to dialogue and artistically express their lived experiences.
Thembani Mdluli is a Toronto-based writer, filmmaker, and intermedia artist. Their creative work often explores the ways in which systematic and structural oppression affect our capacity for intimacy and vulnerability. Mdluli is also a facilitator of film- and storytelling-based community projects, which create increased accessibility of visual storytelling to systemically marginalised communities.
Of Zambian and Mauritian-Chinese descent, Patricia spent her first 10 years growing up in Mauritius before making Toronto her new home. She holds a master’s in Museum Studies from University College London (UK) and a bachelor’s in Arts Management from UofT. Her focus is in museums as spaces for inclusivity and shared narratives.
Lynx Sainte-Marie is a disabled/chronically ill, non-binary/genderfluid, Afro+Goth Poet of the Jamaican diaspora with ancestral roots indigenous to Africa (West, East and South) and the British Isles. Lynx is the founder of QueerofGender (QofG), a grassroots organization and transnational visibility project, celebrating the various experiences of gender within LGBTTQQ2SIAP+ Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities. Lynx is a writer, multimedium artist, activist, educator and community builder.
Theresa graduated with a Masters in Adult Education from OISE. She is one half of The Other Art Collective and recently has published her essay “(Re)Turning Home: An Exploration in the (Re)Claiming of Identity and Belonging” in Dr. George Dei’s “Politics of Anti-Racism Education”. She is a first generation Canadian with Filipino-Jamaican heritage.
Rema is multiracial Black with Jamaican (Yoruba, Fulani, and Sephardi) and Irish heritage. She is the Founder of Mixed in Canada, a national cultural resource centre for racialized mixed-race identified Canadians. Rema is particularly interested in Afro-Canadian histories, intersectionality, and critical mixed-race theory. She’s also a mom :)