WRITING AS RESISTANCE: A Naked Heart Festival Event

What role does writing play in liberation and resistance to oppression in the 21st century? Do words lead to action or prolong our inaction? Activists and writers discuss these questions.





$5 cover or FREE with a Naked Heart Festival pass.


LYNX SAINTE-MARIE is a disabled/chronically ill, Jamaican-Canadian, non-binary/genderfluid, Afro+Goth Poet and student who breathes art, social justice, anti-oppression, critical social work and feminism(s) that decentralize whiteness & cisheteropatriarchy. Lynx is the creator of QueerofGender, a grassroots organization and transnational visibility project, celebrating the various experiences of gender within LGBTTQQ2SIAP+ BIPOC communities.


NINA MALAYA is an editor and mysterious writer of mystery.

SKY GILBERT is a writer, director, teacher — drag queen extraordinaire. He was AD of Toronto’s Buddies for 17 years. He has had 40 plays produced, and written 6 critically acclaimed novels. Sky has just returned from NYC where his play Naked Hamilton was produced to much acclaim at the FringeNYC.

TROY JACKSON is an Afro-Nova Scotian Metis performer, singer, writer, Glad Day Owner and art instigator. His art has

premiered at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and his Gay anthem The Batty Boys Revenge has been featured in the Inside Out Film Festival. He has shared the stage with the likes of Lady Bunny, Shane Koyzcan and Martha Walsh. Most recently he has finished a residency with Eventual Ashes as one of the artists featured in Arise 3 under the watchful eyes of Gein Wong and Catherine Hernandez.


This is a scent-free event.

This space is not wheelchair accessible.

WRITING AS RESISTANCE: A Naked Heart Festival Event

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