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.
The Toronto, Canada born and raised daughter of a Cameroonian rapper and a Métis youth worker, Courtney’s multicultural upbringing, love for hip-hop, and strong social justice values inspire her creative process.
Courtney studied Human Rights and Equity at York University in Toronto, and 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, sponsored 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.
Courtney believes in self-reflection, collecting lessons, and connecting to the magic of the Universe.