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Kirsi (she/her) is a sick, mad and disabled writer and arts administrator who loves growing inclusive and collaborative teams and community spaces. As an arts nonprofit professional, she specializes in strategic arts leadership, staff/volunteer team development and coaching, programming and communications. In addition to her professional writing experience, Kirsi is a certified editor and a lifelong creative writer of children's fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction; some of her work can be found at her website, www.joytothegirl.com. She is also a trained yoga and social-emotional learning facilitator with a focus on trauma-informed, equitable, accessible, healing-centred practices, and an interest in the intersection of creativity and wellbeing. Kirsi acknowledges the many privileges she holds - including her identities as a cisgender, white, educated and small-bodied person - and is committed to the learning and unlearning required of her in her privilege.

Areas of Interest:

  • Community Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Arts Administration


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member
  • Instructor
  • Activist / ally


  • Consulting
  • Communications
  • Facilitation
  • Active Listening
  • Advisory Support

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Feminist
  • Rural
  • Sick (chronically ill)