ALTHEA BALMES IS A FILIPINO-CANADIAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY VISUAL STORYTELLER INTERESTED IN COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS TO TELL STORIES AND MAKE ART. 

VISUAL STORYTELLER. ILLUSTRATOR. FILMMAKER. WORKER IN THE COMMUNITY. AWARD WINNER. ALTHEA BALMES

She is an artist-educator rooted in community work. She uses her strong connection to her culture and her place as a diasporic Canadian woman of colour to inspire her work and as a way to connect to others.  She teaches visual storytelling workshops throughout the city. She has won the 2012 Women in Film and Television-Toronto (WIFT-T) Award for her film, “Suman Ladies”. She received The Min Sook Lee Award for her on-going community based comic book project about the real lives of Filipino live-in Caregivers, “Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love” in 2014.  

Althea is currently doing her Master of Information in User Experience Design at University of Toronto. 

[photo by Haseena Manek]

 

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