Gloria Swain is a multidisciplinary artist and activist whose practice also includes performance art and work as a community arts workshop facilitator. She holds a certificate in Community Arts Practice and master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University. She is a recipient of the York University Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award, Canadian International Black Women’s 100 Black Women to Watch award and was Tangled Art & Disability 2016 Artist in Resident. Her work has shown at Toronto Gladstone Hotel, The Theatre Centre, Artscape Sandbox, Art Gallery at York University, Public Gallery and other venues. Gloria uses art to explore the history of violence against Black women, mental health and intergenerational trauma. Her art is an opportunity to share her own story with mental disability and create dialogue to help remove the stigma.