Mexican-British writer and performer, constantly experimenting with the possibilities of spoken word. International, intersectional and interdisciplinary. Using poetry to convey everyday realities that may remain untold in media; particularly about feminist and queer issues, cultural and countercultural shock, mental health and self-preservation.
Based in Leicester, frequenter of open mic events in the East Midlands and beyond. Proud Mouthy Poets alum, now heavily involved in collective events such as Anerki and House of Verse.
Co-founder and host at INTRSKTR, Leicester’s first intersectional feminist group, showcasing the talents of members of the LGBT+ community and People of Colour. Co-organiser of DIY Queer Punk Festival Glitterfest in September 2017.
As a spoken word performer, they have opened for renowned artists such as Lydia Towsey, Caroline Bird, Travis Alabanza and Jamie Thrasivolou. They have also been published on zines such as Mouthy Poets Queer Zine and Black Flamingo edited by Dean Atta (the latter in collaborations with Tate Britain) and the anti-xenophobia Do Something edited by Selina Lock. Two of their poems were featured in Welcome to Leicester, anthology edited by Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa for Dahlia Publishing.
Singer and songwriter in queer noise band ANATOMY with Adrienne Jones, Emily Rose Teece and Leonie DuBarry-Gurr. Currently working in several projects involving poetry, music and visual arts using artifacts such as vocal FX pedals and loops.
For inquiries, gigs, projects, workshops and ideas, don’t hesitate to contact them on cynthiaescribe at gmail.com