Heather (they/them) is a white settler, queer, disabled, multimedia artist and wearer of many hats. They enjoy writing, playing with clay, mixed media art, and resting. In addition to their work with arts-based leadership development with children and youth, they operate Fioritura Expressive Arts Therapy. Heather has recently been focusing on reclaiming ritual and learning about what it means to be a Strega. They are space-holder in their weekly suicide survivors grief group and are also working towards obtaining volunteer hours to register with the End of Life Doula Association of Canada. Heather is in the early stages of forever grieving the loss of her dad, whose spirit was separated from his body after a lifelong struggle with mental health. Heather hopes to normalize conversations around destigmatizing mental health, removing shame from suicide loss, and making therapeutic resources more accessible.
In all of their work, Heather aims to establish trust and connection and hopes to foster a safer space for those she works with.
Heather is always interested in collaborations, particularly in artistic mediums, so if you have an exciting idea, feel free to send her an email at heatherexpressivearts(at)gmail(dot)com.