Artist, activist and proud Grandmother, Gloria Swain speaks frankly about her inseperable practices of art and activism advocating for Black and Indigenous lives, for those living with mental illness and against ageism in the arts. A recent MA grad from York University, Swain reflects on growing up during segregation in the southern United States before moving to Toronto (via Brooklyn, New York). An unapologetic voice of love and resilience, Swain continues to be a powerful presence in the community and a mentor to a new generation. Kosisochukwu "Kosi" Nnebe (featured in in Black Lives Rooted episode #1) joins the conversation with Swain.
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