Sheniz Janmohamed was born in Tkaronto with ancestral ties to Kenya and India. A poet, nature artist and arts educator, she regularly visits schools and community organizations to teach. She has performed her poetry in venues across the world and has three poetry collections: Bleeding Light (2010), Firesmoke (2014) and Reminders on the Path (2021). A recipient of the Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming Creative Teaching Scholarship, Sheniz holds an Artist Educator Mentor certification from the Royal Conservatory. She is the founder of Owning our Stories, the first writing circle of its kind for South Asian women in Ontario. Sheniz recently served as the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (Winter/Spring 2022).