Alyssa Vernon (she/her) is the Co-Founder and lead Programmer of Queer Collage Collectives (QCC). Graduate of the Queen's Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program with a major in Gender Studies, in addition to being a Graduate of the Queen's Concurrent Education program with teachables in History and English, Alyssa is a passionate Black and queer teacher and learner who incorporates art (collage) into educational spaces to blend creativity into unlearning, while imaginging futures where everyone is free.
Founded in 2018, QCC (formerly Queen's Collage Collectives, and now Queer Collage Collectives) is a queer-led, anti-oppressive arts collective for healing and strengthening mental health. We do collage art programming (physical and virtual) that centralizes anti-oppressive pedagogies and promotes anti-oppressive learning. We facilitate this learning through collaging and through educational discussions/presentations at our events and workshops.
To check out QCC, follow us on Instagram @queercollagecollectives
Examples of Alyssa's workshops: