Paulina O’Kieffe – Initiative Lead
Paulina O’Kieffe is a Toronto spoken word artist, arts educator, project manager, mom of 2 and a self proclaimed travel junkie. The Founder/Artistic Director of Guerrilla of the Word Productions Paulina has been performing spoken word poetry and using it as a means to teach young people in a number of communities about self-education, expression and empowerment for the last 11 years. Paulina has also worked in community in many capacities through organizations such as Toronto Housing, For Youth Initiative, Art Starts and Tropicana Community Services.
When she is not having epic adventures with her two kids, you can find Paulina immersed in a number of projects from consulting community organizations on growth and development to laying down tracks in the studio and performing on stages across the city.
Marisol Fornoni – Resource Coordinator
Marisol is passionate about all things related to gender and grassroots organizing. Marisol has experience in different areas of fundraising and is honored to be part of the Lost Lyrics team in this capacity. She also works with JDC, an organization that supports non-profits and social enterprises with fundraising and communications help.
Veronica Fredericks – Program Coordinator
Veronica Fredericks an artist-educator based in Scarborough. She is currently completing graduate school at the University of Toronto, in the Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development program. As an educator she is focused on helping young people develop skills towards civic engagement that will allow them to be advocates for themselves, advocates for their communities, and mobilize community members around policy change.