Urban Legends Womxn's Slam 2 ft. Jayda Marley
Urban Legends' second Womxn's Slam is happening on March 1st! We'll be welcoming Toronto's Jayda Marley for an amazing feature right in the middle of a womxn-only slam, and a brief open mic. This event is the last exclusively-womxn slam in the season, and the scores will be tallied up to decide who will be invited to compete for a chance to represent UL and Ottawa at The Women Of The World Poetry Slam in 2020! We welcome all audience members, but open mic and slam are limited to those who identify as womxn, or non-binary and feel comfortable identifying as "woman" for the purpose of competing in WOWPS
allSaints event space
Doors open and sign up at 7:00
Show starts at 7:30 SHARP!
4 open mic spots
9 slam spots
$7 the door!
FREE for performers and high school students with school ID.
Womanist. Storyteller. Animal lover.
Jayda Marley is a young Queer Femme Afro-Indigenous spoken word poet based in Tkaronto. She was raised in the Jane and Finch community where she acts as the Youth Ambassador for “Develop Me Youth”, a platform for young Activists of Colour who want to make change in their neighbourhood. She has been writing and performing spoken word poetry since the age of 13. Jayda shares her experiences with finding herself as an Indiqueer woman, homophobia, rape culture, addiction and growing up as a young biracial woman in Tkaronto. In 2015, She was awarded the Black Student Recognition Award after performing one of her earliest slam poems, “They Underestimate.” With the West End team Jayda has earned the “Voices of Today 2018” national championship. Her poetry has also been published in different anthologies across Turtle Island, including the nationally distributed West Enders magazine. She captivates every crowd she touches with her words and is never afraid to speak on the injustices around her. Jayda spreads love and inspiration everywhere she goes & when she isn’t feeding into her performance addiction, she is teaching youth across Turtle Island how to use their voices using spoken word & rap, spending all her money on expensive cafes she can’t afford, swiping on the latest lesbian dating apps, burying her head in books, procrastinating at school, or trying to steal someone’s pet.