Deirdre Lee is an activist & artist who works with words, movement & making. Her art is inextricably intertwined with her lived reality & explores her perspective on intersectionality, identity & healing. She specializes in owning her words, creating performances that are journeys, & bringing the audience back home.
Deirdre has shared her poetry across Turtle Island, including multiple appearances at both the Verses Festival of Words & the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word. She was the co-creator of the 2019 Nocturne Beacon project “Mi’kma’ki Nights” & appeared in Zuppa Theatre’s production “This Is Nowhere”, & just returned from the west coast, where she was a top ten finalist at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam.
An unofficial, unconventional Auntie, Deirdre keeps her medicines close, & currently lives, writes & beads on the unceded, traditional territory of K’jipuktuk,Mi’kma’ki.