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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha at Naked Heart 2016 (Photo: Mitchel Raphael)

Since 2015, Naked Heart has welcomed 164 local heroes and visiting legends, including Samuel R. Delany, Shyam Selvadurai, Zoe Whittall, Wayson Choy, Gwen Benaway, Rae Spoon, Farzana Doctor, Vivek Shraya, Felice Picano, Amber Dawn, Hasan Namir, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Alex Sanchez, Nia Levy King, and Raymond Luczak.

Our full Naked Heart roster:

Adam Garnet Jones James K. Moran Nina Malaya
Adam Zachary janet romero-leiva Nordine
Akhaji Zakiya Jeff Kirby Olive-or-Oliver
Alex Cafarelli Jeffrey Round OmiSoore Dryden
Alex Sanchez Jessica L. Webb Onanankkwaap
Amber Dawn jia qing wilson-yang Paul Bellini
Andrew Gurza Jim Nason Peter Kingstone
Angela Semple J.M. Frey Prathna Lor
Anil Kamal Johnnie Walker Queer Songbook Orchestra
Audrey Dwyer Joie Lamar Rachel Spangler
Barry Webster Jon Pressick Rae Spoon
Ben Ladouceur Jordaan Mason Rasiqra Revulva
Brad Fraser Josh Middleton Raymond Luczak
Carlisle Robinson JP Larocque Robert Steckling
Casey Plett Kai Cheng Thom Russ Martin
Catherine Hernandez Kaleigh Trace S. Bear Bergman
Cathy Petch Kamila Rina Sage Lovell
Cherie Dimaline Karishma Kripalani Samuel R. Delany
Chimwemwe undi Katie Sly Sarah Bertrand
Christian Baines Keith Garebian Sarah Liss
Christopher DiRaddo Kelita Scott Dagostino
Clementine Morrigan Kiley May Sedina Fiati
Cole Forrest Kim Katrin Milan Shaunga Tagore
Crystal Mars Kristyn Dunnion Sheetal Nanda
Dainty Smith Kwame Stephens Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins
Dani Couture Larry Duplechan Shyam Selvadurai
Daniel Allen Cox Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Sil Hernando
David Benjamin Tomlinson Lilac Caña Sky Gilbert
David Demchuk Liz Bugg Stephen Graham King
David Lewis-Peart Lucas Crawford Steven Bereznai
Debra Anderson Lue Boileau Steven Elliott Jackson
Denise Benson Lynx Sainte-Marie Stevie Mikayne
Dora Ng Lydia Perovic Susan G. Cole
Elizabeth Ruth M. Milks Suzanne Lenon
Elliott DeLine Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml’ga’t Saqama’sgw Susannah Betts
Eric Wright Marcus McCann Tamai Kobayashi
Esther Harvey Mark S. Bonham Tamyka
Fan Wu Markus / Star Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
Farzana Doctor Marnie Woodrow Teddy Syrette
Faye Chisholm Guenther Mathis Bailey Terence Go
Felice Picano Maureen Hynes Tiq Milan
Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco M-E Girard Tom Cho
Gein Wong Meryn Cadell TOpoet.ca
Geoff Michaela Washburn Trebor Healey
Gitanjali Lena Mike Miksche Trevor Campbell
Gwen Benaway Masti Khor Trish Salah
Hannah Harris-Sutro Maverick Smith Troy Jackson
Hasan Namir Michael Lyons Vero Diaz
H.G. Watson Mike Miksche Vivek Shraya
Hope Thompson Monica Garrido Wayson Choy
Hugh Brewster Nari Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene
j wallace skelton Nathan Burgoine Zahira Kelly
Jackson Wright Shultz Nia Levy King Zainab Anoop Imam
Jacqueline Valencia Nichola (Nicki) Ward Zoe Whittall
Jaene F. Castrillon Nick Comilla