I was born in Curaçao and raised in St. Maarten, Curaçao and the Netherlands. Under the name T. Martinus I have published in the NRC Next and performed in numerous theaters in the Netherlands.
In september 2011 my first collection of poetry was published called The Bearable Ordeal of the Collapse of Certainties. In november I won the Hollandse Nieuwe 12 Theatermakers Prize 2011 with my play The Thief of Certainties. I was part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival and in december I was a finalist of the Dutch National Poetry Slam Championships 2011.
With a BA degree in Theater, Film & Television Studies, minoring in Postcolonial Studies and Gender Studies, I am currently following the MA program Comparative Women's Studies in Culture and Politics at the Genderstudies department of the University of Utrecht.
I make art under the banner of NON EMPLOYEES and have made art installations and video clips. Some of these clips have appeared on MTV here in the Netherlands. I'm also a member of the pan African art collective State of L3, a columnist for NiNsee (National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy) and an editor at the feminist journal LOVER.