“for my beloveds, kin and self
may we all breathe a little easier through the grief”

Hi my name is Saysah (sometimes Yas) and I am, first and foremost, trying to get free. As a queer, non-binary person that is ever-evolving and nurtured, I have lineage that is vastly radical, and come from the Afro-Caribbean peoples of St.Kitts and Arsi-Oromo Indigenous people of Ethiopia. I am a person who lives with chronic pain that I have only found relief with through my movement, dance and element-work practice. I am a channeler, I am divinely guided by my ancestors including my non-human plantcestors. I am a learner and maker. I am a person who is trying to be in right relationship with this body, land and community. I am a multidisciplinary and multisensorial artist. I am tangled and (un)becoming. I am always decoloniz(ing). Beyond that, I am centering a practice of reflection, care, and emergence in the embodiment of my work. I live on the stolen land of Turtle Island, on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Wendake-Nionwentsïo, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, which is Treaty 13 territory and is the home of Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island since time immemorial. I am always in solidarity with Black and Indigenous land defenders and water protectors and freedom fighters.

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