Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual, and mental well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, and questioning youth and adults 14-25. Through advocacy and education, using a harm reduction approach, Project 10 aims to facilitate the empowerment of youth at individual, community, and institutional levels with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals and groups who experience multiple and intersecting oppressions. Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, and are offered in English and French.
Kama La Mackerel, Project Coordinator & Artistic Director
Kama La Mackerel is a tio’tia:ke/Montreal-based performer, writer, story-teller, arts facilitator and multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores aesthetic practices as forms of resistance and/or healing for marginalized communities. Using photography, poetry, textiles, performance and digital arts, Kama’s work is both deeply personal and political, articulating an anti-colonial praxis through cultural production. Kama is the co-founder of Qouleur, an annual arts festival and healing space by and for queer and trans artists of colour, and the founder & host of GENDER B(L)ENDER, Montréal’s monthly queer open stage, and they are the Artistic Director of The Artists Mentoring Youth (AMY) Project’s Performance Poetry Program for trans women and femmes.
This project is made possible in part by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Heritage Official Languages Support Program, the Public Health Agency of Canada through the Jeunes Queer Youth Program and Fondation Béati.