So many times we get bogged down with explaining ourselves to justify our place in this world.
To give them a box to put us in.
But don't be limited by their limited perception of you.
Triple 7 Movement was established by founder, Melanie Wyke (nee Haywood), during a period when she was heavily involved in the performance arts scene.
She has since brought her creative spirit to various corporate roles, including management, working collaboratively with other levels of government to coordinate multi-day conferences, and providing advice and guidance to senior leadership on policy, programs and engagement strategies. She has led on Indigenous skills and employment programming, policy work for supporting Black Canadian communities and managed the federal homelessness program for Ontario.
In each of these roles, she created space for creativity to become an effective leader, to bring various perspectives for insightful analysis and advice, and to foster safe spaces for new ideas.
Through her journey in life, she continues to follow the idea of movement. Realising that every action and inaction moves us along our own path. She pulls from her Grenadian heritage to remind us to move "forward ever, backward never."
Learn more about her artistic journey below.
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She realised that her passion for dance helped her to communicate when her words failed her. Because sometimes you need action. A way to communicate without words. Expressing and unleashing every emotion and thought through movement.
When she discovered spoken word, a new world of expression opened up for her. She was able to build colours and images in minds; conveying personal stories and experiences in a way that allowed others to feel them as if it were their own. She created a window or a mirror to draw others in.
This journey brought her home to her birth land of Grenada to learn more of her familial heritage and develop a full-length production piece that was first performed in Calgary, Alberta and then brought to Toronto, Ontario.