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This Black History Month, we want to celebrate the talented and incredible Black women of our community. We collaborated with Montreal artist Kezna Dalz to create four beautiful illustrations inspired by Black women’s uplifting quotes of empowerment, self-love and inclusivity.
Educate yourself, spread positivity, love and kindness around you. Most importantly, honour ALL women in your life, every single day.
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This month, we will be supporting the Federation of Black with a donation of Canadians$5,000, in the name of our project ambassadors.
They are a national, non-profit organization, driven by organizations across the country that advances the social, economic, political and cultural interests of Canadians of African descent.learn more
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Download these powerful illustrations and spread positivity around you. Dress up your screens with beautiful images createdby the talented @Teenadultt, Kezna Dalz. Stay tuned as we will reveal more illustrations through Black History Month.
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Kezna Dalz, also known professionally as @Teenadultt, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tio’tia:Ke (Montreal). She was born and raised in Montreal and she is Haitian. She considers herself lucky to have had her Haitian culture and language shared with her by her parents.
Her art is a very strong & colorful representation of feminism, self-love and self-care, emotional vulnerability and anti-racism. The representation of Black people and Black culture in her work is a priority to her, as she grew up noticing a major lack of it in art and other spheres in general. She wants people to feel seen and loved and aims to spread beauty and empathy through art.discover her art
“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my BLACKNESS, I matter equally.”
Milly is a model currently based in Montreal and she was born in Burundi, East Africa. She loves embracing her culture, the togetherness, the hospitality, the good food, the trust in each other, the traditional music and more.
She is a perfect spokesperson for her community, as she says: “When you identify as Black, you face a host of challenges and discrimination that other counterparts don’t give a second thought (…) The positive aspect on the other hand is how quickly we adapt to any situation or circumstances, being exposed to those challenges helped me learn how to navigate our cultural differences.”
“Dear Black girl, you are seen, heard, valued and loved.”
Tuedon is a contemporary circus artist from Vancouver and she is now based in Montreal. She is half Nigerian and half Canadian of Russian, Scottish descent. Her name is Itsekiri and means to be brave or take heart. Her last name, Ariri, represents rebirth, reincarnation, or something that has already been seen before. These meanings have been providing her with constant guidance in her life and creative process.
Through her work and her performances on stage, she hopes to show young Black people that this space and career path is available for them. She believes that it is crucial that stages and arts organizations around the world foster more spaces for performing artists of colour. Her long-term goal is to establish a performing artists’ agency offering more visibility and support to BIPOC artists.
“The best thing we can offer to our children and future generations is daring to be authentic and standing proudly.”
Tamm is part of the Canadian national boxing team in the 75kg weight class. She was raised by her mother, Judeline who was adopted from Haiti and grew up in Québec and her father, Patrick who is French Canadian as well.
Her passion for boxing has taught her the importance of discipline and perseverance. Being a Black woman has allowed her to set an example for those who want to follow dreams of their own. She strongly believes that no dream is too big nor too small. She embraces her identity by carrying herself proudly and by being her authentic self regardless of stereotypes.
“We come in different shades: light, brown, and dark. Love and embrace your skin as a blessing.”
Katherine Surin was born and raised in Montreal and her parents are immigrants from Haiti. She grew up having insecurities about her skin colour since she was living in a white neighborhood where her family and herself were the only people of colour. She often received comments from other kids making fun of her skin colour or her hair texture.
Although she believes there was no intentional harm in this behavior, it made her feel self-conscious for a very long time. In her opinion, beauty standards that are mainly Eurocentric really affect Black children. Katherine overcame many challenges that made her into who she is today, a strong and independent Black woman.