respectfulchild is an interdisciplinary artist born, raised, and living as an uninvited guest on Treaty 6 Territory. Rooted primarily in sound and composition, their practice openly engageswith any medium that can best serve their creative expression. Their work explores the quiettensions and chaotic beauty of being a queer Chinese settler on the prairies, opening up spacefor intimate reflection and community dialogue. The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of their Mandarin name 敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to them by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve been estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. respectfulchild is their space to seek meaning in 敬兒 again.