cultural producer

Kaleb, a white trans person with blond hair and brown facial hair stands with his hands in his pockets and is smiling. He is wearing grey jeans, a black tshirt that says "protect trans kids" with a smiley face, and a red and black bandana tied around his neck. He has colourful tattoos on his forearms.

Photo by David Hawe

Kaleb Robertson (he/him) is a Curator of Joy based in Toronto/Tkaronto traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. He is a queer, trans, and body positive activist who produces and hosts events, DJs, and does workshops and speaking engagements. With authenticity and humour Kaleb presents talks on trans lives, trans & non-binary representation in the media, creating diverse and inclusive spaces, and tells his own story of navigating life and gender on stage and off.

An inspiring performer, television personality, educator and community engaging artist, Kaleb’s multi-talented approach to cultural production over the past 20 years of being in Toronto has been a cornerstone of Canadian LGBTTIQQ2S communities. His belief in grassroots change is shown in his unwavering commitment to mentorship, supporting under-represented artists, media engagement, intergenerational connection, and fundraising.

The strength, dedication and commitment that Kaleb has shown to the LGBTTQ2SI community and the grace and thoughtfulness he extends to everyone on a daily basis is beyond compare. His contributions extend not only to the realm of the artistic and performance communities but far beyond to youth and the general public, encouraging everyone who enters his presence to examine their assumptions, celebrate their differences and gain a sense of acceptance and togetherness in all that he does.

His alter ego, Fluffy Soufflé (they/them) is half of the magical storytelling duo, Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime, who have been doing drag storytimes for over six years, and have engaged with thousands of families promoting the joy of diversity and literacy.