SExT was was a hot topic of conversation at the 2018 Power of the Arts National Forum in Montréal this past weekend, where speakers across Canada came together to share on the theme of "The Arts As Tools For Peace". It was here that our very own director and creator, Shira Taylor, was awarded the TD Michaëlle Jean Foundation Bursary, which is given to a young changemaker who has demonstrated excellence in using the Arts to address issues of concern in Canada.
WAY TO GO SHIRA!!!!!!
SExT cast member and assistant stage manager, Michelle Nyamekye, accompanied Shira to the forum where they also presented about SExT on the Arts and Health Panel.
A special surprise came when the former Governor General herself called Michelle up on stage for a impromptu performance at the Opening Ceremony. Like a true rockstar, Michelle dropped the mic with her poem on stereotypes and identity. (If you've seen her do this piece in the show, you can imagine how powerful it was. NBD.)
Shira, we are so proud of you and so grateful for everything you've done to put SExT on the map! It's about time you were recognized for the blood, sweat, and tears you've put into this baby. So well deserved! We love you!!
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