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 picKat 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.

a docuvixen filmMali, (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.

GetAttachment.aspxSarah Grzincic
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

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.

Patricia_Bio (1)Patricia Njovu
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.

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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.

20140911_145154Theresa Smith
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.

img_20160627_200903Rema Tavares
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 :)