Courtney Space is a poet, star-gazer and the published author of Mirrors & Smoke, a short story told through poetry, prose and illustrations, and Hallways a collection of spoken word poetry. She believes in self-reflection, collecting lessons, and connecting to the magic of the Universe.
The Toronto, Canada born and raised daughter of a Cameroonian rapper and a Métis youth worker is a lover of hip-hop with strong social justice values that inspire her creative process.
Courtney holds a B.A. in Human Rights and Equity Studies from York University in Toronto. She performed an original spoken word poem titled “I am Seven Nations” at the 2017 Unity in Diversity event, a commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation on stolen land, hosted by York University, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Courtney's poetry is also featured in Notes from the Come Up, an anthology of short fiction, poetry and art from 21 emerging artists published in 2018 and pieced together from craft workshops run by Words, Rhymes & Life, and funded in part by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Currently, Courtney is living in Toronto with her dog, Panther, facilitating poetry writing and wellness workshops, and working in tech, helping behavioural and mental healthcare providers deliver a modern and inclusive patient experience for diverse needs.