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Ashara Ekundayo is a queer Black feminist interdisciplinary independent curator, cultural theologian, writer and consultant whose creative arts practice utilizes joy-informed pedagogies to reimagine collective liberation strategies. She is the founder and lead steward at Artist As First Responder as well as The Black Curator’s Lab artist residency. Currently, she is editing a series of 33 artist interviews she conducted over the course of the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic of Black women sharing stories on art, joy, and rage titled BLATANT. Ekundayo conjures between the San Francisco Bay Area and her hometown of Detroit, MI.