mia susan amir is a community-embedded writer, interdisciplinary performer, curator, 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 and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh. For 17 years, mia has used creative practice in grassroots efforts towards environmental and social justice. mia is the Creative Director of The Story We Be (SWB), a Vancouver-based, community writing institute offering intensives in storytelling across genre for political transformation, and collective healing. She teaches creative writing, and creative-political praxis through SWB, and at Langara College, Vancouver. She is also a co-convening member of The Dreaming Wakefulness Collective based in Oakland, CA, which offers creative writing workshops and intensives mobilizing embodied creative practice to strengthen generative political imagination, interdependence, and healing. mia was a Coordinator of the Creative Coping and Grieving Arts Practice Space for the 2016 Allied Media Conference. In 2015 she was a Distinguished Visiting Writer-Activist at Oregon State University, and an Artist in Residence at the Grin City Collective, Grinnell Iowa.