Timiro Mohamed is an award-winning Somali-Canadian spoken word poet whose practice is rooted in responsible storytelling. She is passionate about creating platforms for BIPOC artists and as part of her tenure as the 2019-2020 City of Edmonton Youth Poet Laureate, she spearheaded a poetry mentorship program. She is the youth programs manager and artist in residence at a local non-profit. the co-creator of the virtual open-mic series The Chatroom and is a Poetry Editor for the literary magazine: The Drinking Gourd which highlights the voices of Black Muslim writers. Timiro has competed nationally at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and is the co-author of the chapbook Water. Timiro has had the opportunity to perform for the Edmonton city council, has present alongside former Premier Rachel Notley, and has opened for Grammy-nominated artist Yasiin Bey.
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