Hanan Hazime is a multidisciplinary artist, creative writer, community arts educator, and writing instructor living in Tkaranto/Toronto. She also identifies as a Neurodivergent Lebanese-Canadian Shi’a Muslimah Feminist and Mad Pride Activist. Hanan has Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. When not writing or creating art, Hanan enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction novels, overanalyzing things, photo-blogging, dancing with faeries in the woods and drinking copious amounts of tea.
In this video, Hanan Hazime explores the intersectionality of race, gender, and culture with neurodiversity through artistic expression. In Red, a multimedia series of self portraits, invites viewers to look at cultural binaries from a different perspective. Poems from Aorta, a chapbook published by Zed press, explore the multifaceted nature of the heart and all it contains. Throughout this colourful visual showcase, Hanan presents a snapshot of her visual and literary artwork in hope of carving out much needed space for the representation of diverse voices such as hers in the Canadian arts world.