Fitsum Areguy

Habesha by way of Kitchener, Fitsum (he/him) has always been engaged with his local community. He currently volunteers with ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee Of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area), the African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Network of Waterloo Region, and the Black Brilliance Initiative Advisory Committee with the Waterloo Region District School board. His background as a community worker and researcher helps him to understand how power and difference structure our identities and relationships. Fitsum sees Textile as not only an avenue for literary and artistic expression among racialized and marginalized folx but also as a vehicle for social transformation and liberation.