Sinthusha Kandiah,

Community Advisory Circle Member

Sinthusha (she/her) is a Tamil-Sri Lankan Canadian born to parents who fled the civil war and was raised in and reside in Tio’tia:ke (also known as Montreal). She is a professional henna artist, community organizer, and social entrepreneur and is the founder of a non-profit organization, Divinart Foundation, where funds are raised through her passion for henna and the proceeds are used to help empower local and global communities in solidarity with grassroots organizations that strive to support women living in vulnerable conditions who are often overlooked by society. She believes that her life’s purpose is working with like-minded individuals to uncover, unlearn, and change structural conditions that will improve the lives of racially oppressed groups. Sinthusha strives to spread pure positivity throughout people’s lives and is driven to pave her own path as a racialized young woman of colour.