Cicely Belle Blain

Poet, Activist, and Equity and Inclusion Consultant

Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme activist, equity and inclusion consultant, and writer. Their bestselling poetry collection Burning Sugar was called “an intimately powerful debut” by Quill and Quire. With laughter and fearlessness, they harness a passion for justice, liberation and meaningful change via transformative education. Listed as one of 29 Powerhouses by Refinery29 and Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50, Cicely Belle is also an instructor in executive leadership at Simon Fraser University, editorial director of Ripple of Change Magazine, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Vancouver. They live on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people.
Apr 26/21: Stories of Injustice: How to Write About Oppression