a girl, who loves commas, and books, and music, and of course big, deep belly laughs
MEd, HBSc (She/her/hers)
Ezi (Ezinwanne) Odozor is a Nigerian-born writer, student support specialist, and anti-racist practitioner based in Toronto. Her work, whether fiction or non-fiction, focuses on themes of identity, culture, gender, race, health, and intimacy. Ezi’s work has been featured in several journals, including Room Magazine and Arc Poetry Magazine.
Ezi holds a Masters degree in Education (MEd) and Honours Bachelor of Science (H.BSc) from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in global health, human biology, English, and education, doing research on race, Black-feminisms, anti-colonialism, and radical possibilities for global health. Currently, Ezi is co-editing a 4 Book series on Black Womanhood with Janelle Brady & Njoki Wane.
As a founding member of The Collective, Ezi also offers advising and professional development services to organizations in the areas of EDI and Anti-Racism. Some of The Collective's current and former clients include CBC Kids, TCDSB, and ACTRA.
When she is not doing all of that, you might find her boxing, lifting weights, having a dance party in the house, cooking something yummy, or playing with her play-nieces and nephews who she adores.