SIMONE IVORY is a poet and interdisciplinary artist with deep roots in Boston, MA. Her debut poetry collection, Testify, was published by Octopus Books in 2017. She was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council poetry fellowship in 2020. Simone's creative practices include co-creating events and installations through UnBound Bodies, a multidisciplinary QTBIPOC arts collective; supporting Hive Soul Yoga, a POC-centered wellness community; and producing archival audio projects. Learn more about her work at simonejohn.com.
FLOWERTHIEF is a multimodal healing artist living in Boston. They are currently a spiritual organizer with the Black Lotus Collective, 1/2 of future-soul duo Optic Bloom, a graduate nursing student, and an “everymedia” collage artist. They aim to channel and embody the powerful wisdom of beings who revel in blackness, and thrive in the liminal.