Romila Barryman

Romila Barryman is a writer, facilitator, and cyber-mystic of kejawen and Zoroastrian ancestry based on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh). Through jam karet, an Indonesian incantation to bend time, Romila curates explorations of liminality including language as a portal for time travel, grief as a venue for timelessness, and non-linearities of queerness. Child of a dream interpreter, great-grandchild of birthing doulas, Romila carries the gifts of intuition, groundedness, and future-telling to hold spaces to gather in community through literature, spellmaking, and rituals of grief.