Britta B. is an award-winning artist, poet, emcee, voice actor and educator. In 2021, Britta won the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and was named COCA Lecturer of the Year. Her works have featured in print, in sound and onstage across North America in numerous notable spheres. As an artist educator, she facilitates artist-training seminars, poetry workshops and social justice programs. Britta also serves on the League of Canadian Poets Membership Committee for spoken word and is the Interim Director of Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP). Britta holds a Creative Writing MFA from the University of Guelph and is a professor of spoken word performance at Seneca College.
Commissioned by Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2021 as part of the welcoming for the Black Portraiture[s]: Absent/ed Presence conference, hosted by Agnes and presented by Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto (14–16 October 2021).