Kaila is a poet and writer in her fourth year at York, studying Creative Writing and the Humanities. As well as being the Arts Editor, she is Editor-in-Chief of the Artichoke, a student-run magazine out of Winter’s College. She is passionate about highlighting the arts community here at York and in Toronto as a whole. She is particularly interested in how art can be a mode of expression and how it can inspire personal, social, and political change. When Kaila's not reading, writing, or editing she is an avid hiker and photographer.
In spoken word communities, poetry is more than simply an art form, it is a form of catharsis. Just when people needed that form of catharsis, they couldn’t access it due to the very reason they needed it: the pandemic.