Welcome In

The best way to introduce you to this newsletter is to first introduce myself. Hi, I’m Annika 👋🏽. I’m a Brooklyn based, West Coast born Black queer writer, designer, and social media technologist, with a deep love for dumplings and deep house records.

As a multimodal creative, I use this newsletter to write about the many things that pull at my curiosity. This can be succinctly summarized as an exploration of the poetics of being. This root expands to many leaves: musings on creativity as spirituality, communal dreaming, non-linear time, and the ways each of us can restore care to our individual and interconnected lives.

Thanks so much for being here. I’ll see you at the other end of the rabbit hole.

More of My Work

Read my book Tenderness, A Black Queer Meditation on Softness and Rage

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A newsletter on multimodality, creativity, and the wonder of small things. From Annika's lens as a Black queer writer, designer, and social media technologist.


Annika Hansteen-Izora is a Black queer writer, designer, and social media technologist. Their writing explores spirituality, creativity in the age of the internet, nature, and sustaining wonder.