estefania alfonso falcon
they/them | she/her | he/him
yes is a migrant, presently based in Kjipuktuk on unceded L’nu territory in Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
they were born in Havana and come to this land by way of familial migration following la perioda especial in Cuba.
they come to poetry through the Cuban traditions of being a dramatic lover and never shutting up.
yes is a queer and genderfluid human. they are a prison abolitionist, feminist, leftist, and anti-state activist.
they have been performing and touring across Turtle Island since 2014, when they became a national champion of spoken word.
from 2016 to 2019, they worked with the Voices of Today festival organizing committee to help put on a national youth slam festival, run for youth - by youth. yes is delighted to be ageing out as intended, and in love with the space they helped create.
they’ve also been on the Spoken Word Canada board.
in the past they organized with the End Immigration Detention Network, No One Is Illegal - Toronto, and the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network.
yes’s poetry is a blend of vulnerable rage and self-celebrating humour. their intention is to learn so loudly that others have no choice but to follow suit, and they’re just so stoked for our collective growth.
Creative Director: @cameravindua