India Sada Hackle
India Sada (she/her), native to Cincinnati, is an MFA in Creative Writing candidate and First-Year Writing Seminar instructor. Her current research follows the movements of traditional religious beliefs (such as the Kalunga line, cross, and cosmology) from Africa’s Congolese to South Carolina’s Gullah. At the nucleus of her coming thesis is the embodiment, memory of, and communion with water. She seeks to braid Audre Lorde’s term biomythography into her poetry and other inventions. Her writing is constantly disassembling “missing” and “time” to storytell how the erotic (Lorde) and fractured selves (Emezi), of African-Black diasporic folk, traverse parallel and intersecting realms.