I am the new Poet Laureate for the City of Barrie. As the first Black person and mother to hold this prestigious title, I feel honoured to be chosen by my city. As the people's poet, I have vowed to create paid arts and culture events for artists while providing community members with a unique poetic experience. My events do not only consist of poets; I hire artists of all genres including visual art, dance, rap, djing, and event hosts. Each event I create is cherished like a baby and showcases local talent. My vision is to use my voice and platform to support artists of all kinds, and help mentor them as they embark on their own journeys.
My creative vision is to host events all throughout Canada and give artists who reside outside of Toronto an opportunity to shine. Additionally, I would like to support small businesses and help them gain new customers by using their venues. As a tourism innovation grant winner, my ultimate vision is to highlight the arts community no matter what city or town I am working in.
BARRIE'S POET LAUREATE - NOV 2022- NOV 2026 TERM
TOURISM INNOVATION CANADA GRANT WINNER - JUNE 2022