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Ebony is holding her little chihuahua, Melody, and their outfit matches with yellow flowers.

Digital Media

Black Deaf Artist

About Ebony

Ebony R. Gooden (She/Any) is a freelance artist, digital media artist and advocate based in Calgary, Alberta. She is an emerging artist, filmmaker, small-business owner and activist. She believes it is important to create a safe space for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Deaf artists in Calgary to grow the community to thrive.

Originally from the US, she earned her BA in digital communication and visual/multimedia arts from Gallaudet University. She is active in the Calgary arts community, consulting on issues of accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion for visible minority artists who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Combining her artistic know-how and her passion for activism, Ebony is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Inside Out Theatre. She is also a consultant for EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility), with the Calgary Arts Development program. Her unique voice has intersectionality layers, which allow her to bridge the gap between various communities, allowing people from all walks of life to better understand what it is like to be Black and Deaf.

To achieve this goal, Ebony has participated in the CSIF and Storyhive program, Community Stories, to create a short documentary among many other projects in her portfolio. She is also being supported by Alberta Foundations of Art and Canada Council of Arts in her creation of a short animation called “Miscommunication in Our Language.”

Selected Works By Ebony


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