SPRING 2018 

Let it Out: Art, Zines, and Identity

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Syzygy invites you to Let it Out: Art, Zines, and Identity. 

How do we define ourselves in a world that constantly tries to tell us who we are? 

On April 7, 2018, Syzygy is exploring identity — from race to sexuality to body image and more — with a panel of multidisciplinary artists. The process of figuring out who we are can be messy and uncomfortable, but also equally liberating. We'll be hearing from women who are exploring their own concepts of identity through artistic expression. 

After the panel, we're digging into a non-commercial art form (no artistic chops necessary!) with a zine workshop. Zines are a medium that has often been use to get unheard voices into circulation. 

Women are continuously being written about, policed, and defined by mainstream media — the zine workshop is a way for us to reclaim what being a woman means to each of us. 

As always, Syzygy is an intimate space to ask questions, be heard, and build sisterhood with women from across the city. We can't wait to gather with you!

April 7, 2018
LOVT Studio (888 Dupont St.) 
7pm - 1030pm
One ticket includes entry, appetizers, and unlimited drinks.

This is a 19+ event. 

 

Our Speakers

These badass artists have been exploring identity in their own lives and work. We can't wait to have them lead our discussion for Let it Out. 

 
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TAHSIN THE GOOD 

Tahsin is a lover of beautiful things. Making and creating have been a part of her journey for as long as she can remember. She believes in a slower pace of things, taking to touch and feeling her way through, and feeling lost at times in our fast paced, digital world. When her children were young, she was filled with an expanded creative energy. It brought new life and an opportunity to start fresh. Currently, Tahsin is in an emerging phase with her visual art. She explores the relationship we have with ourselves and others. Themes of faith, self-love and internal guidance have to come to the surface in her work. Tahsin taps into both sides of the spectrum from meditative to highly emotive allowing a release and receiving, which may then allow another to do the same in experiencing it. 

www.tahsinthegood.com

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JENNA TENN-YUK 

Jenna is a writer, speaker, facilitator, and performer. She has spoken nationally at the Walrus Talks, TEDx, Parliament Hill and numerous conferences, engaging diverse audiences through personal storytelling and spoken word. She speaks on a variety of topics, including being LGBTQ+ and Christian, and empowering people to express their truths. Jenna invites audiences to see and embrace their multiple identities, and believes in the power of storytelling to break silences, connect people and change the world around us.

www.jennatennyuk.com

 

 
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SULAFA SILIM

With over 13 years of exploring identity through varying lenses, Sulafa has always found an interest in the intersection between identity, self image and creativity. Working internationally as a Digital Producer & Manager — she is a digital expert with a passion for storytelling, technology and digital innovation working across the non-profit, education, and advertising sectors. Sulafa is currently entering her next adventure as a creative entrepreneur exploring the intersection of gender, race and culture focusing on health and wellness with her company, Dawa Apothecary.  Dawa Apothecary is a borderless health and wellness social club that hosts curated events aimed to bring women of colour into the fold of the self-care conversation.


www.dawaapothecary.com

 Photo by Angela Lewis 

Photo by Angela Lewis 

MARGEAUX FELDMAN 

Margeaux is a queer and disabled writer, educator, and blogger. She holds a Certificate in Community-Engaged Learning and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Her academic and professional work is informed by her desire to figure out how we might live ethically and compassionately with others in a world of intersecting identities and oppressions.

www.margeauxfeldman.com

 


Featured Artist

 
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SHEILAGH MCNAB 

Sheilagh’s musical journey began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she grew up in a home resonating with music; singing with her siblings, and learning to play the piano, violin and guitar. In conjunction with the folk influences from her Maritime upbringing and a background in classical music, Sheilagh’s music has continued to evolve into a new sphere since moving to Toronto in 2014. Experimenting with different sounds and music production while staying true to her folk roots, Sheilagh has created her first EP, Courage.

 

 

Our Amazing Partners

 

Syzygy gatherings would't be possible without the generosity of our partners — hardworking and passionate women-driven businesses and entrepreneurs. Their collective talents and offerings make our events come alive. From artist workshops to the most delicious kombucha, these incredible humans and brands are worth checking out.

Thank you for believing in us & creating a space for sisterhood!  

TAHSIN THE GOOD
JENNA TENN-YUK
DAWA APOTHECARY
MARGEAUX FELDMAN
SHEILAGH MCNAB
JAR TIME
MISFITSTUDIO
SWEETGRASS BREWING CO.
STUDIO67
LIKELY GENERAL
MANDO AND THE WORLD
VAMS CULTURE

PROVINCE APOTHECARY
BANTOR RADIO
LIVING LARGE LIFE COACHING


Interested in partnering with Syzygy for future events?
We'd love to connect what you do with what we do.

 
 
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