Hullabaloo Artist Profile: Ivy Edad aka Ruthless!

Ruthless is one of our All Star Slam poets for 2020.  They’ve been electrifying audiences in the Metro Vancouver area for the last year and a half and we’re excited to have them strut their stuff on Thursday April 16th for 2 shows of All Star spoken word.  The All Star Slam will take place at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library in the Alice MacKay room with two shows 10 AM and 12:30 PM.  Tickets for the All Star Slam can be ordered at

These events will be taking place on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Ivy Edad, “Ruthless” is a Filipinx writer born in Manila Philippines. In 2014, she moved to the stolen territories of Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.

Ruthless is studying Journalism and Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She writes about the effects of diaspora in her life.

Ruthless attributes her relationship to prose and poetry to an indecisive lover. She writes to make words love her back, and revels in the rejection she constantly receives