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A proud and recognizable resident of Toronto’s Regent Park, Britta B. has made a name for herself as a spoken word poet both in competitive and feature performances nationwide, including the National Poetry Slam and Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She’s also held the Toronto International Poetry Slam championship title while representing Toronto at the Woman of the World Poetry Slam.

As an Arts Educator and Leadership Workshop Facilitator, Britta has worked with students of all abilities and backgrounds in more than 250 schools and community centers nationwide. In 2016, Britta was selected as an Artist-In-Resident for The Power Plant Power Youth Program, mentoring youth in Regent Park through meaningful and artistic engagement with an emphasis on community collaboration. Britta is also a returning juror and mentor for the tdsbCREATES program.

Britta features as a lead cast member in the musical and award winning documentary film, The Journey, based on the revitalization of Regent Park. She has spoken at several TEDx events including TEDxDistilleryDistrictWomen and has had numerous performances on the St. Lawrence Center for the Arts’ stage for Dwayne Morgan’s production of When Sisters Speak. Most recently, Britta toured across Canada as the resident poet for the second installment of Ask Her Talks presented by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

With a passion to provide ongoing mentorship for “at-promise” youth, Britta also facilitates after-school leadership programming with UNITY Charity and a self-care project for youth residing on the Fort Chipewyan reserve in northern Alberta.

To find out where Britta is performing or if you would like to book her for an event, feel free to introduce yourself at


  1. Go Britta!

  2. This site is great! Keep up the AMAZING words!

  3. Britta, As long as there are ‘Human Diamonds’ like you, we have nothing to fear of ( Thanks for existing!

  4. Britta,
    i love your style!

  5. Something Special

  6. Britta,
    you inspired me so much at the ABS, beating the odds conference..
    i just cant get enough of your poems, im so additcted to them, your so talented
    powerful in your word… you make me think that theres still good out there.
    Thanks for taking time to speak to us today,
    i am every great full to have a person like you in my community.

    • Zayna!! I hope to see you again at this year’s BTO conference. I hope I get to see you perform again, too. Happy New Year.. wishing you the best of 2013. Smiles.

  7. Greetings! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent work!

    • Good love, thank you! I hope to make my way down to Texas to do a show someday, perhaps soon. Sending smiles.

  8. u rock i love you its sara young

  9. First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.

    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts
    out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15
    minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or tips? Kudos!

    • Hey Krystal,
      Sometimes that stuff that’s cluttering your head is exactly what needs to be down on paper.
      Here’s a #BrittaTip for you: do a series of 3-4 TIMED writing exercises to get yourself into the groove. Ask a friend to give you a couple short sentences/templates like, “With my voice I can…” or “When I was little I…” then set a timer for 3mins and WRITE LIKE MAD the whole 3mins. (You can even Google these writing templates for inspiration)
      When I do this a few times, it helps me tap into that stream/flow of consciousness and I find that I can focus better on what I’m really trying to say. Also, writing is rewriting is rewriting! Sometimes the poem really reveals itself in the editing room. So don’t be afraid to write what you can and rework your pieces.
      Let me know how this works for you (:

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