mia susan amir is a community-embedded writer, interdisciplinary performer, and educator. Born in Israel/Occupied Palestine, mia is an anti-Zionist Jew of Sephardic and Ashkenazi descent. She has lived most of her life in Vancouver, BC, unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh territories.
In her creative practice, mia integrates the body, the place, the archive, the imagination, politics, the land, and the ancestors as sites of narrative production, and conduits for narrative expression. She explores the way sociopolitical events inform and are manifest intergenerationally in the spaces of the home and the body; the narrative haunting that emerges when our stories go untold, what she calls Dybbuk Consciousness. Her work, hybrid in form, engages juxtaposition as a critical strategy to bring breath to the unnamed, or unnamable. Prose, poetry, theory, ritual and orality coexist on the page and in performance.
mia received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, Oakland, California, traditional Ohlone Territories. She is the Creative Director of The Story We Be, a co-convener of The Dreaming Wakefulness Collective, and a co-coordinator of the 2016 Allied Media Conference Creative Coping and Grieving Arts Practice Space. mia has been published on, SpiderWebShow, Lemon Hound and Digging Through the Fat.