Sasha Francis

Sasha Francis is a Pākehā writer, artist, community activist, and publisher with 5ever books, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.  She mostly writes experimental philosophy and poetry, and has won awards for her zines, ‘Blood Notes’ (poetry) and ‘CRISIS’ (collage essay). In 2018, she completed a Masters thesis in Sociology at VUW, examining the question of how we might sustain our emotional commitment to utopia, with specific grounding in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. In 2019, she worked for Bridget Williams Books as the marketing and events manager. In 2020, she and Achille Segard launched 5ever books, an independent publishing house running out of Rebel Press that dabbles in performance art, art workshops, community organising, public talks and related activism as well as regular book and zine related things.  Sasha is a prolific maker, loves cooking for her friends and is very passionate about underground and subversive creative cultures.