nwaobiala is a 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, and writing. 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 Createwell Grant semifinalist, 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. Nwaobiala is currently pursuing their Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering. They use they/them pronouns.




INBOLD MEETS: Nwaobiala, the artist healing the hidden traumas of the African Diaspora

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