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Mich Cota

Mich is a two-spirit Algonquin-mixed woman who lived her childhood in Maberly, Ontario. Mich was born to a native father and a white mother and raised with a mix of indigenous and settler perspectives. She began to explore her identity through writing stories that encapsulated her world as an Algonquin child immersed in the rigid limitations of fundamentalist Christianity. Music became a place to reflect as well as escape inner conflict as she entered adolescence, questioning her natural desires to identify as female and queer. She currently lives independently in Montreal, writing and performing through song and dance as a way to share her story. Mich seeks through her artistic work to provide an unfamiliar but safe area where people across community lines can begin to digest the intensity of differing, specifically the emotional weight contained in the voices of people in conflict.

 

Image : Sadie Mallon