A mesmerising spoken word artist from Waterford, Sasha Terfous grew up as an outsider in the purest sense of the word – her sexuality, ethnicity and even her personality marking an easy target. Taking her differences and growing into them, she has emerged as a proud gay woman of colour and found that her perceived weaknesses have become part of her strength. In 2019 she took part in Female Tribes, a worldwide project given an Irish face by the Dublin based company JWT Folk. Looking to bring the findings of the study to life, they approached spoken word artist Sasha to articulate the challenges facing women in Ireland today, as detailed by the study's findings. The resulting poem immortalises a number of key themes from the data. The opening lines sum it up perfectly; women in Ireland have bought into the idea that it has never been a better time to be a woman. This, unfortunately, is a myth.
The summer of 2019 saw her invited to perform at the Electric Picnic, Other Voices, All Together Now and with Wooden Elephant on their German performances of Beyoncé’s Lemonade album.