Francesca Ekwuyasi is a writer, filmmaker, and artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Her work explores themes of faith, family, queerness, consumption, loneliness, and belonging. You may find her writing in Winter Tangerine Review, Brittle Paper, Transition Magazine, the Malahat Review, Visual Art News, Vol. 1Brooklyn, and GUTS Magazine. Her story “Ọrun is Heaven” was longlisted for the 2019 Journey Prize. Francesca created a short documentary titled Black + Belonging, which screened at the 2019 Halifax Black Film Festival and the 2019 Montreal Film Festival. She is currently at work on a film project that navigates the intersections of queerness and faith. Her art practice includes mixed media collages, acrylic paintings, fabric work, and most recently, paper cuttings. In November 2019, she expanded on her paper cutting work during a residency at the Khyber Centre for the Arts. Francesca lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.