Hedina Tahirović Sijerčić is a writer, journalist and educator from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the first Romani television, radio journalist and producer in Bosnia. She was producer, editor-in-chief, announcer and moderator, for radio and television programmes Lacho djive, Romalen (Good day, Roma) and Malavipe (Meetings) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
She also was scenarist of two documentary films "Adjive Romen" (Roma today) and "Karankochi-Kochi", TV Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2010 her Romani-Bosnian and Bosnian-Romani dictionary was published by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2011 Magoria Books is releasing her Romani Dictionary: Gurbeti-English and English-Gurbeti, as well as a novel, Rom Like Thunder. In 2010 she won a prize for best literary creation with her poetry book Listen, feel pain/Ašun, haćar dukh.
Lynn Hutchinson Lee is a visual and interdisciplinary artist living in Toronto. Descended on her father’s side from the Romanichal Lee family from England, as a child her father taught her painting, printmaking, and puppet-making. She is a member of Red Tree Collective and Roma Community Centre, and has been artistic director of Red Tree projects Scouring City, Brushing Sky (2009 – 2010), Shukar Lulugi (Beautiful Flower, 2007), and Loki Gili (Song of Sorrow, Song of Hope, 2006).
Selected exhibitions include Ololo (Our natural bodies: mapping and surveillance), installation and performance with Amanda Hale and dancers from Retazos, 2008, Havana, Cuba; metanoia, 2008, a series of works on paper, on societal madness and disengagement, Toronto Free Gallery (a Mayworks project); elemental, site-specific installation/performance with Amanda Hale and dancers from Retazos, Havana, 2007; and O Chamudaino/The Suitcase, A Space Gallery, Toronto.