As a keeper of unwept water,
I stand still among these shores.
Withholding slippery tongues,
I bear the life that seeps into their souls,
disguising itself in grace and fury.
This hollow well is abundance
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About the artist
Maneesa (they/he/she) is a creative residing on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. As a Tamil, genderfluid, queer survivor with chronic pain, their work reflects ancestral history, trauma and healing as it pertains to “home” and belonging. They’ve published and performed poetry, screened short films, displayed soundscapes, exhibited their art, and facilitated workshops. Maneesa values resourcing, creative expression and mindful experiences like bird watching, finger painting, kneading and lying on flat surfaces.
Presented as part of QueerCab: Transitory Present (April 30 – May 7).
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