Silvae Mercedes is a Mad performer, writer and designer based in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Her work explores the liminal spaces between the private and cultural imagination, the corridors of memory, and the ways in which trauma writes itself upon them. She is a founding member of Other Hearts Collective (otherhearts.ca) and currently pursuing a B.A. in Honours English, Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies at Concordia University. Upcoming 2022 works include publication in Soliloquies Anthology Issue 26.2 (poem, short story), Theatre Gargantua’s Urban ARTeries (performer) and The Intangible Adorations Caravan with ArtworxTO (performer, costume designer).