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Joylyn Chai's Reading & Documentary Recommendations

Joylyn Chai is a Chinese-Jamaican Canadian educator, artist, and writer. Joylyn teaches English to new immigrants and refugees in Toronto. Her work has appeared in RigorousThin Air Magazine, and is forthcoming in This Magazine. Her creative nonfiction essay "It’s No Big Deal. Not Really." appeared in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead

Kirti Bhadresa's Reading Recommendation

Kirti Bhadresa is a settler living in Calgary/ Moh’kinsstis on Treaty 7 territory. She has been recently published in the Quarantine Review, Short Edition’s 300+ short story dispensers, and Thin Air Magazine. In 2021, Kirti graduated from Own Voices Alberta, a mentorship program for emerging writers. Kirti's story "Daksha Takes the Cake" is featured in the new BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. www.beingkirti.com 

Monica Nathan’s Reading Recommendation

Monica Nathan is a Pushcart-nominated writer whose work has appeared in Barren Magazine, Kros Magazine, and The Feathertale Review. She is a Contributing Editor at Barren Magazine, and spends her time working on a collection of short stories and writing articles in marketing and tech. She lives in Toronto and calls her husband and two kids home. Monica's creative nonfiction essay "Things I Won’t Be Remembered For" is featured in the new BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead.

Interview with BIPOC Issue Cover Artist Marigold Santos

Shannon Webb-Campbell interviews BIPOC Solidarities cover artist Marigold Santos

Marigold Santos pursues an interdisciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, tattooing, and sound. Her work explores self-hood and identity that embraces multiplicity, fragmentation and empowerment, as informed by experiences of movement and migration. She holds a BFA from the University of Calgary, and an MFA from Concordia University. As a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she continues to exhibit widely across Canada. Marigold Santos lives and works in Mohkinstsis/Calgary.

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