Born in Toronto and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Apanaki Temitayo M is an author, spoken word poet, actor, multimedia artist and teacher. Her canvas compositions are an expression of her Trinidadian heritage and spirituality. Apanakiís original textile art piece, The Egungun, explores the re-imagining of Tribal mask with the use of textiles. It was showcased the Workman Arts Being Scene 12th Annual Juried Exhibition 2012 at Hart House, University of Toronto, Gladstone Hotel and The Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival. Her poetry has been published in PHOTI (Fresh Arts Literary Journal, Toronto Arts Council, 1995; Black Girl Talk Anthology, Black Women and of Colour Press 1995; in the ground breaking Caribbean Erotic Anthology, Poetry, Prose and Essays, Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2010; she is now honoured to be a part of Re-Imagining the Sky Anthology as part of the Writers Workshop by the Newcomer Womenís Services Toronto, 2013. Apanaki was featured in Award Winning Independent Movie Sistagod, 2006 featured in the Toronto International Film Festival . She has currently taught her art practice at Toronto East General Hospital, Mental Out-Patient Clinic Drop-In Art Class and at Workman Arts, CAMH, 2014.