ARTS MENTOR & EDUCATOR
Shelly Grace is a Toronto based spoken word poet and photographer. She uses her art for community building and healing and focuses on the experiences of women and the Black community.
In 2022 she received Toronto Art Foundation's Breakthrough Artist Award. She previously released a chapbook, Sisters in Stanzas, with fellow poet Desiree McKenzie in 2020 which sold out very quickly. In 2019 she won the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, while on the Up From The Roots slam team, becoming a National Spoken Word Champion. Her piece “Atlantic” was shared with CBC Arts. She has worked with TTC, Toronto District School Board, and more.
Aside from creating Shelly is a talented marketer and arts educator.