Sissy Thiessen

Sissy Thiessen is a Treaty 6 Nakota Sioux, Cree & Mennonite poet excited to share her journey with you in “Sister 2 Sister Takes Nextfest.” Sissy has gained a unique perspective living inside & outside of Edmonton as a bi racial, queer indigenous woman who benefits from white-passing privilege. She has been using the written word to educate and mobilize people since childhood and is currently using her time on the mic to bring awareness to social issues around body image, mental health, race and self identity. She currently works as a youth leadership program facilitator working to empower young indigenous women.


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