Robbie Ahmed is a musician and a writer whose work covers topics of immigration, spirituality, trans rights, mental health, and healing. He has played at Toronto's Storyteller's Festival, Naked Heart Festival, Pride Toronto, Gladstone hotel, Soulpepper Theatre, Sellers & Newell & Queer Collective Tiny Desk series, California State University & the Handlebar. Robbie has also contributed to various publications such as Nuance, Yohomo, These Pills Don’t Come in My Skin Tone, The Living Hyphen, Elephant Journal, Rest for Resistance, and upcoming The Brown Book (2022). In 2018, his portrait was featured in a 10x10 photography project depicting 100 LGBTQ Canadians in the arts and was the recipient of 2020's Buddies at Bad Times Emerging Artist Awards. Outside of the art world, he is an avid mental health advocate and has served 3 years on the board of directors of Across Boundaries, an ethnoracial mental health organization in Toronto for the start of their first LGBTQ progamming and is an art educator striving to bring representation of immigrant and trans voices in writing and music.
This week, Shohana sits down with writer and musician Robbie Ahmen to discuss navigating grief, queerness, and a radical manifesto for healing. Follow Finders Grievers on Instagram & Twitter @findersgrievers