Cindy Arlette Orellana
Canadian (of Haitian descent)
Publisher: Mawenzi House
Cindy Arlette Orellana is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and Toronto-based poet and writer. As a first-generation Canadian born to Haitian parents, Cindy uses her experiences as a visible minority, and the dichotomy and realities of colourism and spirituality within her community, to inspire her storytelling and shed light on the experiences of Caribbean diaspora.
Her poetry has appeared in the Toronto Writers Collective, The Temz Review and is forthcoming in Feel Ways (2021), an anthology featuring the work of Scarborough writers and poets about the east-end borough they call home. She is also working on her debut poetry chapbook, Unchained Sisters.