The Blak/ˈByo͞odē (The Black Beauty)
Friday, June 2, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Exhibition Park, 81 London Rd W
Friday rain location: Royal City Mission Church- 50 Quebec St
Saturday and Sunday rain location: Old Quebec St Shoppes- 55 Wyndham St N
The Blak/ˈByo͞odē is a piece that embodies Black beauty at its core reflecting on the intimate moments of Black womxn while deconstructing the resilience and constant battles of the beauty industry. This piece will allow you to explore and experience softness while connecting to empowerment through movement of body, music, speech and design.
The Kween Company is a female and Black-owned company. The Kween Company is recognized as a brave space for members of the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) community and used as a platform to support small businesses, provide mentorship and educate oneself to seek higher knowledge. TKC is a one stop hub for BIPOC owned and operated businesses supporting through event, educations and entertainment. It also supports BIPOC creatives in the cannabis, dance and artist space while offering education and awareness in activism and on political issues.
Thadinadonnih (Guelph) born and raised, University of Guelph Alumni, Valedictorian from the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts, Kween is a Black settler living out her passions. She is a dancer, teacher, actor, choreographer, director, producer, advocate, curator, marketing/social media guru, TedX and International Speaker and co-contributing Author to 100 Women of Inspiration and The Stage Light Flickers.
Kween is the CEO and owner of The Kween Company and Co-owns The Heels Academy. Kween is the leader of Solidarity March in Support of BLM in 2020 and the past Executive Director and Social Justice Initiatives Coordinator for Guelph Black Heritage Society. Kween is also host and community producer on Rogers Channel 20 with “Diverse and Converse”, a BIPOC panel discussion. Kween specialized in EDI work specially for Violence, Oppression, Harm and Indiegious Relationship Building.
Kween held a Residency with Guelph Dance in 2020/2021, was winner of Woman of the Year 2020, nominee for RBC Women of Influence 2021, Women of Inspiration 2021 Finalist and nominee for RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Awards 2022, Women Who Rock Awards 2022, a Miss Canada 2013 Finalist and National Canadian Miss – Ms Guelph 2023 Delegate.