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Namitha Rathinappillai

Namitha Rathinappillai (she/they) is a Tamil-Canadian spoken word poet, artist, and writer who has entered the poetry community in 2017. She has been involved with Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC) ever since her engagement with the Ottawa arts community, and made ULPC history as the first female and youngest director.  They are a two-time Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) team member with Urban Legends Poetry Collective, and they published their first chapbook titled ‘Dirty Laundry’ with Battleaxe Press in November of 2018. They have been involved as a performer and a workshop facilitator within the Ottawa community at spaces such as Tell em Girl, Youth Ottawa, the Artistic Mentorship Program, Carleton Art Collective, The Fembassy, Youth Services Bureau, and more. You can find more at Namitha's poetry appears in