Alia Ettienne is a Afro-Caribbean multidisciplinary artist and facilitator from Toronto, ON. After studying Performance at Sheridan College she moved on to explore Creative Writing and Arts Marketing. Her first solo piece YellowZoned premiered in The 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival, later remounting twice in Hamilton,ON. This led to her being featured in Hamilton’s View’s Magazine. She founded her creative wellness program, Chill N Do Art five years ago and has since expanded to include the Creative Coping Kits Initiative, which was featured on the Toronto blog She In The City. Currently, she is most focused on developing her second show Allow For Release: The Xiety Complex, fulfilling her role as Coordinator of the Accessible Futures Program. Her three-panel installation was previously showcased on the TTC at Ossington subway station as she was chosen to be a part of the RBC Desire Lines III Cohort. In addition to this, she welcomed her first child, Caden, this past April.