Xin chào! Dona is a Vietnamese-Chinese femme born and raised in Treaty 6 (Edmonton) and has been living in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal) since 2009. She is a spoken word artist, arts based facilitator, community organiser and cultural worker.
Her practice is inspired by regenerative patterns within nature, the exploration of her ancestry and liminality, stories of resilience and diaspora, and the expansive and evolving work of what it means to decolonise, to heal, to love, and to seek truth, even in the darkest of places.
She loves to dance, play, eat ice cream, take care of her plants, and has a skateboard at home she hopes to master one day. With excitement and humility, she is the National Program Coordinator based in Montreal and works directly with young people to create meaningful, lasting, and joyful change for the future.