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Timaj Garad is an Ethiopian Toronto-based multi-disciplinary storyteller, Arts-Educator, Community Organizer, and Creative Consultant. Her art is autobiographical, working at the intersections of a black Muslim woman challenging injustice, unearthing truths, and healing. As an award-winning Artist & Educator, Timaj has graced over 250 stages, facilitated several arts-based workshops, and organized national and international arts events. Last year, she was honored as a finalist for the Artist the of the Year at the Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX), and named by CBC as one of 8 Muslim Youth Making an Impact. Timaj is currently living in Toronto, sharing her poetry on stages across the province, continuing to organize community arts initiatives such as LUMINOUS Fest, and working on her debut album ‘Blooming at the Mouth’ to be released in Fall 2019. Timaj deeply believes in the transformative power of the arts to build capacity and strengthen communities. You can follow her work at timajgarad.com

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