T. just the letter

13 January 2021 / by Xolisa Jerome
T. just the letter


T, also known as Tisania, is a spoken word artist from Mississauga, Ontario.

T uses poetry and writing to tackle personal as well as social justice issues by facing them head on, creating space for voice and expression for those who need it most. T began writing spoken word poetry at the beginning of high school. After being introduced to the craft in her grade 9 drama class, she began writing poetry pieces religiously, using the craft as therapy, a way to cope.

Slam poetry served as T’s poetic foundation, competing in slams across the GTA including Toronto Poetry Slam. Following, came opportunities within the Peel District School Board, where T was a voice at panel discussions and stages of local schools, advocating for coloured youth in the community, while stressing the importance of relevant and appropriate conversation.

T is now an artist educator at Unity Charity. She performed at the Covenant House twice in 2019. T also was invited by the Caribbean-African organization of students at the University of Windsor to perform at their annual cultural showcase. She served as a keynote speaker at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in September 2019, advocated for and discussed anti-black racism with the peel boards minister of education and performed during the closing set of future skills: A Conversation with Barack Obama in January of 2020, all in hopes to show others that what they have to say, is important and needs to be heard.




Toronto Live Off The Floor! is a live performance series presented by CJRU 1280AM.

Between now and September 2020, we’ll be featuring a live streamed performance every other Wednesday afternoon, along with an in-depth live streamed interview every other Monday afternoon, done with different emerging music artists based in Toronto and the surrounding area.

The purpose of this series is to connect our audience with local artists of different genres and styles – who come from and identify with different communities that help make Toronto the city that it is, most especially within its music scene. Within that, this series also aims to place an emphasis on musicians who are students at Ryerson University.

This series is funded and made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada.