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ABOUT ME

Jean Baptiste, Kihew Mahihkan Atayohkan Iskwew, is a trans, nonbinary Two-Spirit member of the Wet’suwet’en nation in the Laksilyu clan. Since they were a child, they have been on a journey of exploring their passion of storytelling through various mediums.

Primarily they utilize their beadwork to communicate story but have also published poetry, spoken word performances, draglesque and other embodied forms of expression to explore Indigeneity, gender identity, queerness and share northern stories. Each piece of art they produce is grounded out of their experiences consciously delving unto their relationship with their body, community, history, and self-identity.