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Unruly Bodies 3

  • 292 Brunswick Avenue Toronto, ON, M5S 2M7 Canada (map)

Tranzac Club

It's our THIRD TIME hosting this event and we're so excited to invite 10 more storytellers to the stage!

“All of us live in unruly bodies that we’re all trying to take care of as best we can.” —Roxane Gay

In her pop-up magazine for Medium, Roxane Gay asked writers to respond to the question: “What does it mean to live in an unruly body?” In this night of stories, writers and storytellers will share a story about their relationship with a body that refuses to act “as it should.”

In a world that works so hard to control, discipline, and punish the bodies of women, and especially trans women, femmes, BIPOC women, non-binary folks, and sick and disabled women, how can we begin to celebrate our unruly bodies?


Sachiko Murakami, Renee Dumaresque, Jill Andrew, Nisa Malli, Lauren Ramsay, Jodi Chan, Faith, Erica Louise, Jess Goldson, Loretta Jean

Curated by Margeaux Feldman

*We gratefully recognize the support of the Toronto Arts Council.

Access Note:

There are no steps leading up to the entrance There are no e-doors, but there will be volunteers will be at the doors for easy access The event space is all on one level, including bathrooms Bathrooms are gender neutral and doors will remain open, as there are no e-doors Bathrooms each include a wheelchair accessible stall and sinks, taps, towels, and hand dryers can be reached from a wheelchair Accessible seating will be reserved for those in mobility devices as well as those who need to sit All aisles will have clearance for wheelchairs and other mobility devices We will have pillows and cushions available and can reserve one for you at your request We request that attendees come low-scent or scent-free We are in the process of trying to confirm ASL interpreters for this event. If you are an audience member requiring ASL please reach out to us at to let us know and we can update you on our progress.

If you have any questions about access or access needs not mentioned here, please feel free to contact us at with the subject line: "Access Request for Unruly Bodies event".

Earlier Event: August 25
August HYP Slam: Anything Goes!
Later Event: August 26
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