Malaika was born in Edmonton and grew up in Louisiana before spending her adult life in Ottawa.
She is one of the original members of theSpace and a mentor to many, as she is always certain to check in with others, offering advice and first hand experience when possible.
Malaika prefers to focus on reflection, discussion and connection while at theSpace. Her Podcast is been a wonderful outlet for her to collect her thoughts and to share her lived experience on her own terms with others.
On occasion Malaika will participate in visual arts workshops with other members, leading to a range of dynamic work. Some of this work is included as part of this year's showcase.