Pilot Project Team

 “Adornment” co-facilitators are Black women/femme LGBTQ identified youth artisst, who have an in-depth background in community artist education. Fonna Seidu is as Photographer and Project Manager dedicated to supporting artists in building their skills.  As a self taught artist, Fonna is skilled at cultivating the hands-on skills of budding artists. Tanya has facilitated 100+ sessions over the course of her career as a community educator. Her experience facilitating arts programming originated in 2008. Tanya provides tools for people to fall deeper in love with who and how they are.



Tanya Turton |

Project Coordinator & Adornment Arts Facilitator

The project coordinator is Tanya Turton. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Tanya is a Black femme youth artist and community worker. Her love of storytelling brought her to art. Tanya is a licensed Hairstylist and Makeup artist and has worked in the beauty industry since 2007. In 2012, she graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelors of Social Work degree. She later went on to complete the George Brown Entrepreneurship certificate program in 2014. In 2015 Tanya launched NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty a social enterprise dedicated to empowering self-love via arts, beauty and wellness.

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Fonna Seidu |

Project Visual Media Facilitator

Fonna is a community-taught photographer with experience documenting 100+ events across North America. Fonna has experience teaching technical skills such as lighting, working with digital cameras, and basic editing for photography and videography. She also loves sharing information about project management, social justice, and organizational management.