D’bi Young

d’bi.young anitafrika is a globally celebrated queer black feminist dub poet, theatre maker, educator & activist. born & raised in jamaica, she moved to canada at 15 years old. during the past 20 years, d’bi.young has written, performed & published numerous collections of poetry, plays & dub albums that decry the entangled inequity of racism, classism, misogyny, homophobia, colonialism & capitalism. she is a triple dora-award winning ‘canadian poet of honor’ & ‘womxn of distinction in the arts.’ founding artistic director emeritus of the canadian black theatre conservatory, watah (2008-2018), & founder of the feminist micro press, spolrusie publishing; d’bi.young is also the creator of the anitafrika method - an emancipatory praxis for self-recovery, creative growth, and leadership development. having taught the method worldwide, d’bi.young is presently engaged in further research as part of her postgraduate studies in london uk. her latest projects include a new monodrama on social justice in higher education, a publication of the sankofa trilogy by playwrights canada press, and a new book of poetry entitled ‘the collected dub poems of d’bi.young anitafrika’ which will have its norwegian launch during the festival of literature.