Michelle Bourgeois

Silent Dinner, 2015. Photo Henry Chan.


Michelle Bourgeois is a Deaf and disabled queer educator, community organizer and activist who will sometimes jump at opportunities to perform here and there.  Their/her previous performances include “Vagina Monologues” (2009- Bellville, Milton, and Toronto) and “Drag’ing ASL to Pride”, a Deaf queer and Trans* show that was held prior to Pride week in Toronto for several years.  Michelle also was part of a comedy skit with comedian partner and actor Lisa Faria at Yuk-Yuk’s (2012). She currently works as an ASL Literacy Educator for K-8 students at EC Drury School for the Deaf in Milton, Ontario and has a side business Hands On ASL! which runs recreational ASL classes and annual ASL summer retreats for the queer and Trans* community (on behalf of the Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf). 







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed