Born and raised on stolen land that belongs to the Squamish, Musqueam and Tseil-Waututh peoples.
Jotika is a mixed media artist. She weaves her stories, ancestors, Diaspora narratives, QTBIPOC communities into her art. She is a Queer women of colour, brown witch, unicorn, diaspora dreamer, femme glitter goddess,fluffy brown cat, arts and crafter, wounded healer, community organizer, survivor and working class child of brown immigrants.
Jotika has always found healing and inspiration through music, art and creation.
Her art explores various themes including: intersectionality, being a person of colour, experiences as a Queer Women, poverty, social justice/injustice, rage, anxiety, fear, privilege, colonialism, healing, resistance, love, struggle, and decolonization.
Follow her at https://www.jotikart.com/
Krusheska is a queer Afro-Taina from Boriken now living in the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Coast Salish people (a.k.a. Vancouver, Canada). She is the creator, audio editor and co-producer of the podcast Suena a Revolucion. Krusheska has been involved in community event organizing in Vancouver including concerts, dances, and workshops, and is a volunteer at the Vancouver Coop Radio CFRO 100.5FM. Some of of her goals are to share with others the power that music has within social movements, to serve as a curator of the sounds of ARTivism, and to learn, record, write and live more of her experience as an Afro-Taina living in diaspora.
Follow her at http://www.suenaarevolucion.org/
Paola Quiros is a Colombian queer migrant living in the unceded Coast Salish territories in Canada. She is a trained journalist, self-taught artist, emergent writer, and dreamer. She has worked as a freelancer for community newspapers and variety of cultural projects. Art and words have allowed her to heal, find her voice in the diaspora and open a closet close for years of internalized homo/lesbophobia and misogyny. She is also a co-producer of Suena a Revolucion, a podcast that presents music of independent and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean artivists who use music as a tool for social change.
Follow her at @lamagatierra or http://creartevida.tumblr.com/