From the campaign, “Our Ottawa Needs Public Toilets”, GottaGo! & Art House present an interview series with the artists that won the 2021 art call-out asking for work that challenged negative perceptions about public toilets. Taylor Stock’s poem, “If I Told You”, was selected as one of the winners.
Taylor Stocks is an artist, drag performer, activist and academic living in Hull, Quebec. He is completing a phD in Education from Memorial University and is a strong voice from within and for the LGBTQIA2S community. Taylor has raised awareness by sharing his story of living with the auto-immune disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and challenges systemic and personal stigma of living with this chronic disease. You can follow Taylor on IG: @doctorandrobox or visit DoctorAndroBox.com
GottaGo! Campaign advocates for a network of and signage to safe, clean and accessible public toilets in Ottawa. Check us out on Twitter @GottaGoCampaign or visit OttawaPublicToilets.ca Art House brings the Ottawa arts scene together in a space where you can eat, drink, create, and learn.
Since 2017, Art House has supported local artists through hosting community events and workshops, and exhibiting and promoting their work. Check us out on Instagram @arthousecafe613 or visit 555 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON or TheArtHouseCafe.ca
Interviewer: Stephanie Taylor
Song: “I Just Need A Toilet” by Unsociably High