Afrodykie is a 20-something, Black, single mother living on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Musqeam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Afrodykie uses poetry, art and theatre as a means for expression and an alternative way to discuss tough(er) subjects. Her professional background is in reproductive health and well-being. Often the youngest voice in the room, Afrodykie, can be found rallying with Warriors young and old. Whether she is advocating for equal rights and destigmatization of Sex Workers, making community spaces safer for marginalized folks or rallying along side the queer Haitian/African diaspora to establish more visibility for Black and queer voices in the Lower Mainland; Afrodykie’s passion, ambition and desire for the equality, decolonization and empowerment of Indigenous, Black and Brown bodies is the driving force behind the work she does today.
In her free time, Afrodykie can be found drinking chai teas, playing outdoors, writing love poems to herself, and falling in love with the challenge of raising such a radical, self- aware, self-loving and fierce Black child in a society where “Blackness” is often a problem.
April 25th: Mashed Poetics – Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Couldn’t Stand the Weather