Franz is a poet, writer, performer, and arts community advocate. She organizes poetry events and writing workshops through Kwantlen Poetry Project. She is the president and a co-founder of Melanin: KPU’s BIPOC writers’ collective, and, a member and co-founder of Maza Arts Collective. Franz is a trained yoga instructor who facilitates workshops on writing and performance, and she hopes to one day combine elements of all three to teach self-awareness and discovery. Franz has her B.A. in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She wants ‘shamelessly to take up space as a South-Asian female creator; to help other marginalized voices to feel comfortable doing the same‘. She is a settler creating on the unceded traditional lands of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Tsawwassen, Kwikwetlem, Stó:lö, Musqueam, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen and Qayqayt people, colonially known as Surrey/North Delta in BC, and in her work she strives ‘to foster safe spaces where communities can thrive and where art can help heal and sprout growth‘.
At the September 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Franz will be the Featured Poet. More on the event is here: september-25-2020
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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.