Sebastian Gaskarth is a non-binary mature student, currently attending university in Halifax studying psychology in the hopes of working with gender diverse youth and their families. Sebastian is passionate about supporting transgender and non-binary students, disrupting societal norms, and learning new perspectives on how to see the world and engage in it.
Sebastian is an emerging spoken word artist, whose first book, “Disc Jockey Poet”, explores topics around 2SLBGTQIA+ issues, love, self-discovery, nature, privilege, senior care and authorship. “Their words, their rhythm, their beat, their voice synthesized, pulsing vibrational mixes through sounds of resilience, mixed in with the fierce playback of a West Coast, old-growth soul, looped over French Canadian roots.” Sebastian has shared their work and stories at open mic nights, Queer Writers’ Night, the Halifax StART Festival, Word on the Street Festival, and Constellate Storytelling.
Sebastian is exploring new creative endeavours, they are recording their poems and adding their own background beats to their work. You can listen to some of their poems at https://soundcloud.com/sgaskarth