Aniin, Hello! My name is Zoë and I am a second year MFA student. I also have my BFA and minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement from ECUAD. I’m Anishinaabe Metis and I was born and raised in so-called Calgary AB, moving to so-called Vancouver in 2019. My art and research and writing has been focused in community, culture, and place-based practices involving water, energy, the interdimensional and the rejection of linear time in favour of cyclical, layered existences. I deeply value my connection to the land and territory I’m on while honouring traditional knowledge as well.
BUT! Enough about that! I love weird movies and animation and the paranormal! Text in/as art and graphic novels, as well as how language is used in “non-traditional” ways is super interesting to me as well.
I enjoy reading poetry and science fiction, and I ESPECIALLY ENJOY helping people find and develop their voices and build confidence in their writing and formulating ideas. I take pride in advocacy and finding what works best for us while we navigate academia and this wild time.**