Shruti Mistry (they/them), also known by stage-name Mystery, is a queer, Indo-Canadian spoken word poet from Brampton and is presently based in what is colonially known as Ottawa. After finding solace in the craft of spoken word six years ago, Shruti soon discovered empowerment, connection, and healing in the vulnerability of creative storytelling. They now explore the radical intersections of identity, culture, and more through performance poetry and academia. Having previously placed on national stages including the 2020 Voices of Today youth poetry festival and JAYU Canada’s Individual Poetry Slam, Shruti is currently balancing the chaos that comes with being a university student, poet, volunteer, and average human being.

You can often find Shruti stress baking, writing yet another poem about the sun, or @wordsbymystery / @s.mistryy on Instagram.