Headshot of Jadyn Hardie-Bardy © Phil Garstka

Jadyn Hardie-Bardy

Last updated: October 11, 2023

Jadyn “machiinegunfunkk” Hardie-Bardy, is a queer Mohawk and Jamaican poet, beadworker and youth advocate living in Tkaronto. Her work explores cultural reconnection, destigmatizing monoliths, and overcoming socioeconomic adversity faced while navigating colonial institutions. Since opening professional doors, Jadyn has been featured across stages such as La Raza’s Open Mic courtesy of Spin El Poeta, JAYU’s Kuumba Black Futures, and Central Neighbourhood Housing’s National Day of Remembrance & Action to Stop Violence Against Women. In 2023, her multi-media art was featured at Bathurst Station and she continues to speak and perform at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Social Work, conferences, and CAS agencies across Ontario to advocate amongst stakeholders and child welfare workers.