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Mitchel Bowers

Mitchel (he/they) is a two spirited Métis artist who uses drag as their main artistic medium. They use their drag persona Simma Downe to embrace and express their feminine spirit. Mitchel grew up in Ontario where they were taught traditional hunting and fur harvesting. As an artist Mitchel has experience working with traditional mediums including wood, clay, furs and painting as well as theatre and technical arts. Mitchel is the founder of the local drag troupe the Oil Royals, where they produce, host and perform at local events throughout the region. They are also an activist for equality in Wood Buffalo as the Pride YMM Committee Chair and sit on the municipal appointed committee RACIDE.