Jungle Flower (she/her) is a poet, speaker, trauma-informed writing guide, and the creator of Good Daze Studio. She is the recipient of the 2021 Mayor's Community Safety Award from the so-called City of Toronto.
Jungle Flower started her first business at the age of 16 as a photographer, and by her last year of high school was cutting class to shoot for magazines. She went on to photograph notable personalities including Drake, Ciara, Melanie Fiona, and Mýa, with whom she collaborated for over 10 years.
After escaping a psychologically abusive relationship, Jungle Flower founded Reclaim Your Voice in 2012, a BIPOC survivor-led organization that creates safe spaces where people who have experienced abuse and sexual violence can share their stories.
Stepping away from her 20-year career as a photographer in the entertainment industry, Jungle Flower found healing and purpose through her work in the survivor community, pushing her way through stage fright to share her story and raise awareness. In 2018 and 2019, she embarked on solo journeys through Costa Rica and South East Asia, writing out her memoirs of experiencing and healing from abuse and sharing them in detail on Instagram. She returned to Tkaronto and performed a one-woman show based on these memoirs to a sold-out audience. Today she works with schools across Turtle Island, hosting survivor-centred workshops and sharing her message of healing through storytelling, spoken word poetry and imagery that inspires audiences to boldly reclaim their own voices.
On June 18th, 2022, Jungle Flower opened the doors to Good Daze Studio, with the intention of bringing community together for wellness and connection after a devastating period of global isolation. Through trauma-informed writing, breathwork, nada yoga, and yoga nidra, Jungle Flower fosters a safe space for people to relieve their stress, process their pain and elevate to higher states of consciousness.
- 2014 Yinnergy Award
- 2015 VolunteerToronto Legacy Award
- 2016 Roger Fisher Scholarship
- 2017 Write Your Self Scholarship
- #MeToo March Toronto, MC
- 2021 Mayor's Community Safety Award