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Liba Ravindran is a spoken word poet, community organiser and social justice activist from Sri Lankan Tamil heritage, born in Norway and presently living in Southgate, North London. He founded the Anti-Oppression Circle in 2020 which is an intersectional justice network led by BIPOC in the UK. His journey with activism began with Extinction Rebellion in 2018 where he became local group coordinator and then helped to form spaces for marginalised rebels within the UK. Liba became involved due to a strong spiritual connection to nature, a love of humanity and a determined belief in transforming society through system change. Sowing seeds of inspiration, connecting wholly with others and acting purposely through compassionate action have led him to be a change-maker in liberatory spaces.
Over time, his poetry and artistic craft has turned into a labour of love that is mostly performance based. Liba has been a grassroots community activist and changemaker campaigning for justice on many fronts from climate to race. Deeply embedded with the local scene in London, he attends poetry events regularly as a booked performer and has been using the craft as a means of sparking transformational change in our society. Liba’s love for connecting to the land as a diaspora has led me to deepening work around anti-oppression, creative writing and nature connection practices.
By inspiring others to stand up for their beliefs and act with compassion and love, the poetry flows energetically to muse upon various disparate topics that seamlessly bind together through a rich strain of imagery.