CelebrateHer recognized 12 publicly-nominated inspiring women

This is CelebrateHer portrait subject Clare Byarugaba.

CelebrateHer is a feminist portrait series and performance installation to be presented later this year in collaboration with playwright Erin Lindsay, director Micheline Chevrier, and Montreal’s Imago Theatre. After 12 inspiring, everyday women were selected last year based on a public, online nomination process, these diverse depictions will explore the concept of respectful, feminist representation, the ecosystem of activisms that compose different womens’ lives, and the complexities of allyship.

Here an interview snippet with CBC’s Sabrina Marandola about the motivation behind the project.

As Éric Clément observed in his article for La Presse, “Aquil Virani could not be more Canadian.” Prioritizing authenticity and impact, the mixed-race visual artist often uses public participation to inspire his socially-conscious projects.