Elena Stoodley is a singer, author, songwriter and sound designer half of the time, the remaining being spent in community organizing. Born in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), she often blends her passion for social justice and black liberation with her art practices. She studied Creative Writing and Electroacoustic music and performed her music internationally, including in Cameroon and in the Republic of Congo. She sometimes gives workshops or consults on topics of antioppressive work practices and intersectional inclusion. Her most recent sound design work was shown in the plays The Mountaintop, the Rootless tree, Manman LaMer, Black Out (nominated for outstanding sound design for the META’s – Montreal English Theatre Awards) and currently working on RISE, a virtual opera produced by Concordia University. Photo: RFM Photography.