ziysah von bieberstein

ziysah is a parent, poet, community cultivator, and unsettled settler who works to connect us to our imaginations, our responsibilities, and each other. As a wordsmith and poetry slam champ, ze has performed and facilitated workshops across Turtle Island, and is co-founder of Take-Out Poetry. ziysah's writing has appeared in various magazines and anthologies as well as in their self-published collections, HineiniYad, and Consents and Severances (order here). ziysah is grateful to queer, genderqueer, activist and Jewish communities and ancestries that give their live meaning, and to the Indigenous Elders, teachers and friends who have profoundly re-shaped their worldview. ziysah lives in Nogojiwanong on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe territory.

Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.


Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.