Lainie holds a degree in Art History from Carleton University and is known in her hometown mostly for her work in contemporary African dance. She is the recipient of several dance grants and one inter-arts grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Lainie has been credited for motivating the government to tighten Canadian laws around marriages of convenience -- and she did it by using art as a vehicle for communicating with the media and government about her personal story. Her story caught international media attention when she marched to Parliament Hill wearing her wedding dress and a red door strapped to her back. Lainie lives in Canada’s national capital region with her miniature dachshund, Picasso. How to Catch an African Chicken is her first book.
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