Meet Tapestry's Summer Hosts

Samira Mohyeddin, Christa Couture and Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman are taking over for nine special episodes that look at everything from belonging to our relationship with our bodies.

Tapestry is diving into relationships, belonging and bodies with our guest hosts.

Guest host Christa Couture asks "Where to begin when it comes to celebrating my disability?" (Jen Squires)

New voices, same Tapestry. This summer Samira Mohyeddin, Christa Couture and Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman are bringing you subversive stories about the messy and sometimes absurd nature of life — all inspired by their own personal lives.

Some of the questions we're investigating:

How do you find belonging when you don't fit in anywhere?

What does it actually mean to be 'cured'?

Should grief be something we get over?

Is anger really such a bad thing?

So tune in or subscribe, as we continue exploring the human journey  — complexities and all.

Samira Mohyeddin is Tapestry's first guest host. (Samra Habib)

Meet Samira

Samira Mohyeddin is a Toronto-based journalist, currently working as a producer for CBC's The CurrentHer work has been featured in Vice, The Toronto Star and Maclean's Magazine. On top of being a journalist, Mohyeddin is a trained Shakespearean actor. In 2006, she opened a restaurant with her siblings. This past year, her radio documentary Operation Good Times  won gold at the New York Festival.

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Christa Couture is Tapestry's second guest host. (Jen Squires )

Meet Christa

Christa Couture is an award-winning singer-songwriter, who proudly identifies as Indigenous (mixed Cree and Scandinavian), queer, and cyborg. Her fourth album Long Time Leaving was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2016 Indigenous Music Awards. Last year, Couture gave birth to her third child and went viral after sharing her striking maternity photos.

Yassin ‘Narcy’ Alsalman is Tapestry's third guest host. (Narcy)

Meet Yassin 

Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman is a multimedia artist, musician and founder of The Medium. Alsalman teaches one of Canada's only hip-hop courses at Concordia University. He's acted in the Dubai drama City of Life, TV5 Betes Humaines and Rise, a short film he also wrote. He directed for A Tribe Called Red's Juno Award nominated video R.E.D. — he's also featured on the track.


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