Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw and Urhobo Nigerian dyke poet and performance activist. She’s published four collections of poetry, released one poetry album and produced four solo art exhibitions. Etaghene wrote and acted in two one-woman shows: Volcano’s Birthright{s} and GUAVA, and has performed in Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, the UK and the United States.

In 2015, she was awarded the Joseph Henry Jackson Award in short story fiction. Etaghene is the author of For Sizakele, a novel that addresses transcontinental identity, intimate partner violence, queer gender, and how we love as illuminators of who we are. She is the founder of Ankara Queen by Yv. Etaghene, a clothing line grounded in Nigerian aesthetics where she designs everyday fashion and couture pieces that provide space for a plethora of gender expressions while honouring + reimagining traditional Nigerian styles. AQ expands the definition of masculine and feminine Nigerian apparel. African Queer clothing for that ass. She is currently attaining her Masters Degree from New York University. www.myloveisaverb.com, http://www.ankaraqueendom.com, twitter: @myloveisaverb