About Me

BWI am the Founder of Mixed in Canada, a national cultural resource centre for mixed-race identified Canadians, and a co-founder of the MIXED Art Conference, an art conference focused around racialized mixed-race identity and intersectionality.  I have been invited to speak at the University of Toronto, Ontario Public Services, CBC Radio Metro Morning, CTV Canada AM, CBC News The National, etc.  I am passionate about racial and climate justice. I love biking, running, soccer, reading and physics. #INTJ

Curriculum Vitae

Art Shows & Curation:

  • Jun  3, 2017 (Toronto): Mixed Art Conference
  • Dec, 2015 -Mar, 2016 (Toronto): Capital One Art Program Black History Month Exhibit
  • Sep 13-27, 2015 (Toronto): Feminist Art Conference
  • May 2-9, 2015 (Toronto): Mixed Art Conference
  • May 29-31, 2014 (Toronto): Cos.mo.pol.i.tan
  • Mar 3-9, 2014 (Toronto): Feminist Art Conference
  • Feb 15 & 22, 2014: Real Talk: Race, Resolutions, Redemption
  • Nov 24, 2013 (Toronto): Shades of You: The Complexion Complex
  • Oct 3-7, 2013 (Toronto): COMPLEXion
  • May 16, 2013 (Toronto): Laissez les Femmes Peindre
  • Mar 9, 2013 (Toronto): Feminist Art Conference
  • Feb, 2013 (Ottawa): Defining Moments at Winterlude
  • Feb-Mar, 2013 (Toronto): Faces In Between
  • 2012-2013 (International): Defining Moments: Discovering our Canadian Stories
  • Fall 2012 (Toronto): Rooted in Regent Park: Open to the World

Radio & Podcasts:

Television:

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Publishing:

Panels:

  • Jan 21, 2017: “Resilient Bodies: Class, Work, and Worth” (Moderator)
  • Oct 25, 2015: “Unpacking Colorblindness” at Race, Class, & Parenting (Los Angeles, California)
  • Sep 27, 2015: “Shattering Standards:  Beauty In The Body” at the Feminist Art Conference (Moderator)
  • Mar 12, 2015: “Selfies, Feminism, Race: #BlackoutDay & #GirlsLikeUs: A Selfie Revolution”, Activate TO
  • Feb 19, 2015: “Race, Resolutions and Redemption”, Real Talk
  • Jan 28, 2015: Queer of Gender Presents “Blackness(*): Our Stories”, York University’s Centre for Human Rights “2015 Inclusion Day Conference
  • Mar 8, 2014: “Intersectionality – Collaboration, Cooperation, Community”, Feminist Art Conference
  • Feb 22, 2014: “Revisiting Representations of the Female Black Body”, The State of Blackness
  • Feb 15 & 22, 2014: “Race, Resolutions, Redemption”, Real Talk
  • Nov 24, 2013: “The Complexion Complex”, Shades of You
  • Mar 9, 2013: “Black Exoticism: The Fetishization of the Black Female Body”, Feminist Art Conference
  • Jan 31, 2013: “Canadian identity”, National Projections

Workshops:

  • Apr 23, 2020: “Branding for Small Businesses on Social Media” w. Ran Luo, Markham Public Library
  • Mar 21, 2014: “Canada Remixed” Workshop w. Jamaias DaCosta, Durham District School Board
  • Jul 22, 2013: “Shadeism Workshop” for  girls aged 13-18 w. Jamaias DaCosta, MUJER: Latina Summer Camp
  • Jun 22, 2012: “Serving ‘Realness’: A Dialogue on Privilege & Passing” w. Kim Crosby, The People Project
  • Mar 4, 2010: Sister 2 Sister 2010: Girls’ Issues are World Issues, OISE

Lectures:

  • Feb 17, 2022: “Intersectional Environmentalism“, Ajax Rotary Club
  • Apr 26, 2021: “Creating Safe and Inclusive Workspaces”, HELIX Career Recharge
  • Apr 6, 2021: “Understanding Power & Privilege”, HELIX Career Recharge
  • Feb 25, 2015: “Cultural Competency in Fundraising”, Humber College
  • Feb 9, 2015: Spaces of Multiraciality: Critical Mixed Race Theory, University of Toronto
  • Oct 1, 2014: “Art as Resistance: Mixed-race women vs Exoticism”, Markham Group of Artists
  • Mar 4, 2014: Spaces of Multiraciality: Critical Mixed Race Theory, University of Toronto
  • Mar 21, 2013: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, “Citizenship & Canadian Identity”, Lincoln Alexander Public School
  • Feb 26, 2013: Spaces of Multiraciality: Critical Mixed Race Theory, University of Toronto
  • Apr 26, 2012: Diversity Mentoring Partnership Program, Ontario Public Services
  • Mar 20, 2012: Spaces of Multiraciality: Critical Mixed Race Theory, University of Toronto

Past Board Membership:

  • Director, Sky’s the Limit Youth Organization
  • Advisor, Queer of Gender