At the heart of the work I do is the desire to connect with others. Nothing makes me happier than creating spaces where we can share our stories and learn together. From university classrooms to storytelling events, I believe that the spaces we learn in are spaces where we can build community. And when we build community, we can make magic happen!

I come to teaching with over eight years of experience in educational settings — from university classrooms to workshops in community hubs. My passion for learning and community building has led me to create sold out events including conferences and storytelling nights.

As a published writer and literature student, I’m a firm believer that when we share our stories with others, we learn, we heal, and we grow. I bring my many years of experience analyzing novels, short stories, and poems to the work that I do both inside and outside of the classroom. We all have a story to tell! And when we begin to believe that, we become more effective communicators who have what it takes to foster supportive relationships with others.

Photo by Jessica Laforet

Photo by Jessica Laforet

 
 

let's work together!

 

Workshops 

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The workshops I offer are centred on providing participants with the supports they need to address life’s big challenges. From conflict resolution to building the skills you need to navigate mental health challenges, my workshops take a trauma-informed approach to learning and a community-centred approach to healing.  

Consultations 

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I offer one-on-one consultations for folks who would like to take inclusive, anti-oppression allyship to another level. These consultations are tailored to you. My areas of focus are increasing accessibility and inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community and those who identify as mad, disabled, and chronically ill.

Speaking

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I bring my passion for storytelling to any stage I’m asked to speak on. From panels to keynote addresses, event MCing or moderating, if you’re looking for someone to speak about mental health, accessibility, and the power of community care, I’d love to talk more.

Past Clients Include:

  • The 519

  • Make Lemonade Co-Working Space

  • Fashion Your Identity

  • Voice of Today: National Youth Poetry Slam Festival

  • Slack

  • Toronto Public Library’s Youth Hub Program

  • Black Academic Success and Engagement at Humber College

  • Bi-Arts Festival

  • Shameless Magazine

 

I want to express my gratitude to the original and ongoing keepers of this land which I work upon. Toronto is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. As a settler on this land, I am in direct violation of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Haundenosaunee Confederacy and various allied nations to peaceably share this land. As an educator, I want to acknowledge the ways in which the university continues to participant in settler colonialism by perpetuating the neoliberal investment in the individual and the mastery mindset.