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).