About Kristine

Yayoi KusamaInfinity Mirrors at AGO. May 2019.

I trained in storytelling through the Toronto District School Board’s Intergenerational Storytelling Project and through Toronto Public Library (TPL), where I worked for 11 years.

Representing TPL, I told stories at Metro Hall and New City Hall. I also built two puppet shows for TPL back in 1998, which are still in circulation. 

I have been telling stories at a variety of venues such as Buddies in Bad times (for Mayworks), Transac Club (for Ranconteurs), and Church and Wellesley (for Clit Lit).

I am a published freelance writer and contributor (for CBC and Toronto Star outlets among others).

I’ve been singing since I was a young child. I have long had a love for early music, for folk, cabaret, jazz and blues. In keeping with my love for stories, I have been exploring work and protest songs.

It should be of no surprise that I have a passion for history, particularly black history and women’s history. My areas of focus have been Black history in Europe pre 17th century, Black contributions during WW2, and Women in Renaissance Europe.