Junauda Petrus is a creative activist, writer, playwright, screenwriter and multi-dimensional performance artist who is Minneapolis-born, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. She is the co-founder with Erin Sharkey of Free Black Dirt, an experimental arts production company.
She is currently writing and directing, “Sweetness of Wild” a web series themed around Blackness, queerness, biking, resistance, love and coming of age in Minneapolis. Her work centers around wildness, Afro-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle and shimmer. Her first YA novel “The Stars and The Blackness Between Them” debuts in 2019 on Dutton Children’s.