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Shahaddah Jack

Born and raised in Tkaronto with a diverse cultural background that grounds her in her poetry and life is Shahaddah Jack. The 17-year-old bilingual spoken word poet, performer, emcee, human rights activist, arts facilitator and student of life takes a poetic stance on human rights and social justice in her work. Her poetry speaks to the lived black experience, the intersectionality of womanhood and the adversity of adolescence. Shahaddah has performed on many stages including TIFF Bell Lightbox, Meridian Hall and Toronto Centre for the Arts. As a mentor, she has facilitated poetry, human rights and artist mentoring workshops with organizations like BGC, Guelph University and JAYU. You can follow her on Instagram @shahaddahjack or her website shahaddahjack.com

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