Lynx Sainte-Marie Afro+Goth Poet is a Black, disabled/chronically ill, queer, non-binary/genderfluid, misfit of the Jamaican diaspora, living in Toronto, stolen Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat land. A multimedium artist, activist and educator, Lynx will be participating in Cripping the Stage on Saturday, April 30 at the Harbourfront Centre.
"I create art for my survival. To challenge and disrupt dominant structures like ableism, cisheteropatriarchy, anti-Blackness and racism – systems that erase and minimize the histories of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour. My politics challenge me to create art that is authentic, unapologetic and loving. Art that speaks to the experiences of Black people and the nuanced, textured ways we know ourselves. We as sick and disabled racialized people, living with the effects of these violences, are looking for art that is accessible, sensual and affirming. My politics drive me not only to create art that makes me feel good, but art that makes me free."