#JOINTHEUNION: Spring blooms with Syzygy and BanTOR brings the beats

BanTOR Radio is pleased to return as the music partner of Syzygy Toronto. It's been a while since their incredible November event,  but for good reason. Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate growth and rejuvenation than through cathartic release. Looking for an outlet? Syzygy's upcoming gathering, Let It Out, is the space for that.

On Saturday, April 7th, 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. Womxn who are exploring their own concepts of identity through artistic expression will share stories and insight on a panel.

After the panel, guests will dig 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. 

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

Syzygy is an intimate space to ask questions, be heard, and build sisterhood with women from across the city. #JoinTheUnion to experience this for yourself!

Saturday, April 7, 2018
LOVT Studio (888 Dupont St.) 
7pm - 10:30pm
One ticket includes entry, appetizers, and unlimited drinks.

This is a 19+ event.

Purchase tickets here.

You can check out our last Syzygy playlist feature here - press play for some inspired sounds as you read about the event's speakers below:

Keep pushing for progress with our International Womxn's Month Mosaic Mix:

Learn more about Let It Out's featured speakers:

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TAHSIN THE GOOD
www.tahsinthegood.com

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. 

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SULAFA SILIM
www.dawaapothecary.com

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.

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JENNA TENN-YUK
www.jennatennyuk.com

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.

 

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MARGEAUX FELDMAN
www.margeauxfeldman.com

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.