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Mari "Dev" Ramsawakh

Canada - Ontario

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Image 1: A brown person with short, buzzed black hair sits on a concrete step with their cane. They are smiling widely and wearing a leather jacket, black and grey sweater and jeans, and they have nose piercings.

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Mari "Dev" Ramsawakh is a disabled, non-binary and Indo-Caribbean-Canadian multidisciplinary artist and storyteller. Born to Guyanese and Trinidadian parents, they were born and raised in the suburbs outside of Toronto. Their work focuses on their many intersecting identities and social justice. They have written news articles, essays, and opinion pieces for CBC, HuffPost Canada, Insider, Bitch Media, and other publications. They have produced the podcasts Sick Sad World and Cripresentation, and have acted as editor for Possibilities Podcast and Leaders in Colour Podcast. They've been published short fiction in the 2014 Hart House Review and in the Toronto 2033 anthology published by Spacing Magazine. They also facilitate workshops on ableism and anti-oppression, write poetry and occasionally model.

Areas of Interest:

  • Community Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Podcasting / Storytelling
  • Video Production

Roles:

  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Community member
  • Researcher
  • Activist / ally

Expertise:

  • Consulting
  • Research
  • Communications

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • Mad
  • Neurodiverse
  • Survivor
  • POC
  • LGBTQ2SIA+
  • Queer
  • Feminist