Namitha Rathinappillai (she/they) is a fat, disabled, queer, Tamil spoken word poet, organizer, and workshop facilitator who entered the poetry community in 2017. She is currently based in Toronto, and was the first female and youngest director of Ottawa’s Urban Legends Poetry Collective (ULPC). They are a two-time Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) team member with ULPC, and they published their first chapbook titled ‘Dirty Laundry’ with Battleaxe Press in November of 2018. In 2019, she won the RBC Youth Ottawa Spirit of the Capital Award for Arts and Culture. They enjoy crafting, writing letters to friends, and looking at the moon. You can find more at namitharathinappillai.com.