About

Nwa - Obi - Ala : child in the heart of the land (Ala, the earth deity). To the Nigerian women, my ancestors, who danced as resistance.

Nwaobiala is a PG [Prince George’s] County bred, Naija [Nigeria] bled Black, queer, & nonbinary creative. As an experimental artist who looks at the world as a series of interlocking lines and intersectional spaces, their art spans across film, photography, digital design, poetry, writing, and engineering. Based in Boston, MA, Nwaobiala uses their art to reflect upon African queerness,  Black Femmehood, culture, Black mental health, Black public health, intergenerational trauma, male preference, and everything in between. 

They are a 2019 top 44 Catchlight Fellow Finalist, a participant of Photoville's 2018-2019 Women Photograph Workshop and a 2018-2019 Women Photograph mentee, a participant of National Geographic's 2019 Storyteller Summit, a 2018 Redefining Boundaries Fellow, a two-time (2016-2018) Collegiate Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) participant, and a 2017 Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) finalist. Their work has been featured in the The Boston Voyager , Northeastern University Avenue Magazine, the Northeastern Onyx Informer, and Northeastern’s Spectrum Literary Magazine (Spring 2017). Nwaobiala is currently pursuing their Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. They use they/them pronouns. 

Contact

bynwaobiala@gmail.com

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