Hypatia Sorunke (she/they) is a multimedia artist based in Austin, Texas. She has been able to combine her passions of storytelling and visual art through her photography, cinematography, and writing. Her artistic approach is best summed up by the Franz Fanon quote,“ I am not a prisoner of History… In the world I am heading for, I am endlessly creating myself,” from Black Skin, White Masks. She often revisits this mantra to ground herself in the endless possibilities she imagines of the future, as her artistic process centers play that is led by imagination and followed by their body. As a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a Plan II Honors and African and African Diaspora Studies dual degree with a minor in Government, she is interested in understanding the ways that identity, culture, and space intersect. She hopes that by centering blackness and queerness, she can create a visual world we can all live in. You can watch Hypatia’s full-length film here.