Lateisha is a performer, writer, theatre-maker, somatic practitioner, educator, community-healer,
curator and facilitator of Jamaican heritage who enjoys swimming in open water, tending to what
grows and plant-based cooking/nurturing/futuring.
Lateisha inhabits embodied tools for connection, intimacy and transformation – creatively
accessing tools and healing pathways we need to live, love, and thrive through and beyond trauma,
marginalisation and oppression.
Their work flows across intersections of race, gender, queerness, class, earth-climate and
(dis)placement/diaspora, rooted in prophetic wisdoms of Black, Indigenous and POC queer
feminist ecologies. Working intergenerationally and interdimensionally through social-
engagement over the last 15 years.
Lateisha is the creator of TO THE RITUAL KNOWLEDGE OF REMEMBERING, a community-lead
project space exploring decolonial relationships to our bodies, memory and the land. Involving a 3
day retreat for 13 artists & activists ( co-developed with LADA, supported by ]performance space[
and Diverse Actions). As well as inviting 14 international QT/BIPOC healers & artists to co-
facilitate a programme of free events (supported by 12ø collective).
Lateisha has worked with Camden Arts Centre across a number of projects including; creating an
open-access meditative resource for The Botanical Mind exhibition 2020, Youth Collective lead
artist (2020-21) and associate artist across a number of learning programmes.
Theatre works-in-progress include S/He Breathe/S an afro-futurist interdisciplinary project
produced by their company HIT THE GROUND (supported by ACE and Camden People’s Theatre)
and WE GODS BIRTH ANCESTORS // 12 windows keep the soul (commisioned by The Queer
House, supported by the Yard).
Lateisha currently works with Queer Youth Art Collective as a lead artist and mentor. Their
writing includes; an essay-ritual for DaDa Fest/ Alexandrina Hemsley/ YEWANDE 103’s ‘Words
Collect In My Mouth’ and poetry-rituals in Glasgow Feminist Zine Library: Black Feminist Futures
anthology ‘Call and Response’.
|18 August 2021||Artsadmin Youth Workshop: Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson|
|3–9 June 2019||Apocalypse Reading Room||Toynbee Studios|