Christa Couture has had a remarkable life. A queer Indigenous woman and mother, and a self-described “cyborg” with a high-tech robotic leg, the award-winning musician, author and broadcaster has weathered an astonishing number of extreme experiences. On stage, she shares her stories in a hybrid keynote and musical performance, sharing two inexorably linked themes: hopefulness and hopelessness, and how they make life meaningful.
Recorded live at Moses Znaimer’s ideacity in Toronto, 2016.
Finding New Life With a New Leg
“I hated my prosthetic leg for a long time….it was an awkward, cumbersome, painful accessory.”
Christa Couture on losing her left leg, shared live at The York, Vancouver, BC, for CBC’s DNTO, March 2015