Desiree Ossandon 10My name is Desirée Ossandon (sounds like dez-ih-ray oh-sand-in), although you may also know me as Desirée O and/or D. Cole Ossandon.

I’m a multidisciplinary artist (writer / musician / artist / actor) – or a Professional Bohemian – based in Guelph and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

My art is often experimental – exploring culture, society, human nature, and so much more – and has won awards for both writing and performance.

Desiree O - July 2014 - origMy work has appeared in books, anthologies, websites, and magazines including Shameless Magazine, Matrix Magazine, Branch Magazine, The Incongruous Quarterly, ditch, Steel Bananas, and more.

I am also the founder as well as the former writer/editor and community manager of Canada Arts Connect.

Examples of my work (as well as links to other projects) can be found on this website and in my resumé.


Myself and my work has appeared in/on:

The Toronto Star

Showcase TV

Sex TV

Sex Life Canada

NOW Magazine

EYE Weekly



Indie North






Toronto Erotic Arts & Crafts Fair

Toronto Small Press Fair

Sassy Little Craft Show

Button Fest

Plug ‘N Socket Music & Art Show

Spins & Needles (sponsor)

Arcfest (sponsor)